Golden Valley, AZ: Swift water rescue of a man from on top of an overturned vehicle along Estrella Road just south of Agua Fria Drive.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)

Source: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office’s Search and Rescue (Information and Press Release)

Pictures: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office’s Search and Rescue (Courtesy)

Golden Valley, Arizona: A swift water rescue of a man from on top of an overturned vehicle occurred on Friday, August 12th, 2022 along Estrella Road just south of Agua Fria Drive.

According to a press release from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office’s Search and Rescue, about 2:00 p.m., the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a bystander that a Jeep had drove into the wash and rolled over onto its passenger side. It was surrounded by rushing water and floating down the wash off Estrella Road, just south of Agua Fria Drive in Golden Valley.

Golden Valley Fire, Arizona DPS Western Air Rescue helicopter from Kingman and Search and Rescue responded to the scene.

A 75-year-old male was located on what is now the top of the vehicle, sitting on the driver’s door.

Due to the location of the Jeep in the wash, it was determined that using the helicopter to perform a one-skip maneuver would be used to conduct the rescue.

The video shows as the helicopter approaches the Jeep, the rescuer on the skid making contact with the male motorist and loading him into the helicopter.

He is then transported back to the Command Post, where his family took him home.

He is very lucky to be alive. Search and Rescue wants to remind everyone to never drive through flooded roadways – Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

Great work to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office and Arizona Department of Public Safety.

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