Mohave County, AZ: Multiple swift water rescues throughout the county during evening storm on Thanksgiving Day.
According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, on Thursday, November 28th, 2019, Thanksgiving Day, there were multiple swift water rescues throughout the Mohave County, Arizona.
The first rescues were called in Mohave Valley along the Courtwright and Highway 95 area down through Topock to Interstate 40. Several motorists had become stuck in vehicles while attempting to cross through flooded roadways.
Shortly after those calls for help were resolved, a number of calls began coming in from Golden Valley for multiple vehicles that had become stranded in running washes with occupants in several areas throughout Golden Valley.
During the rescues in Golden Valley, teams were activated to a call for help in Yucca along the frontage road south of Santa Fe Ranch Road.
The last call for the night came in near Highway 93, west of Dolan Springs.
We understand that people have places to go and things to do, but when it comes to water crossing roadways – there is a need to use extreme caution.
Please stay out of running water that crosses roadways and not put yourself, the other occupants of your vehicle, or our first responders into harms way.
Turn around, don’t drown!
** Picture from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue: **