A 13-year-old boy drowned in Las Vegas due to heavy rains

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A 13-year-old boy drowned over the weekend in floodwaters amid a series of late summer storms that drenched Las Vegas and caused widespread flooding across the desert valley.

The teen was identified Monday by the Clark County Coroner's Office as Ryan Taylor of Las Vegas. His death was ruled accidental drowning.

The coroner's office said Ryan had been floating in flood water in an inner tube when he drowned. No further details were released, but the office said in a statement that the teen was found injured Saturday afternoon near a busy intersection about 8 miles (12 kilometers) east of the Las Vegas Strip.

He was hospitalized and died in the early hours of Sunday morning.

"We wish to extend our deepest condolences to Ryan's family and friends," the coroner's office said.

Last weekend, two days of heavy rain flooded streets in Las Vegas, prompted several water rescues, closed a portion of Interstate 15 south of the city and left dozens of vehicles stranded in muddy waters.

Las Vegas has received at least 3.9 inches of rain this year, an above-normal amount for the desert oasis.

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