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)
Yucca, Arizona: A swift water rescue of 2 people stranded in a wash along Alamo Road near near Mile Post 40 occurred on Thursday, August 11th, 2022.
According to a press release from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office’s Search and Rescue, about 7:30 p.m., the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office received a call that two people were stranded in a wash near Mile Post 40 on Alamo Road, southeast of Yucca, Arizona.
A 40-year-old female and a 27-year-old-male had been at Alamo Lake earlier and were returning home when they had become stranded in a flooded roadway.
As Search and Rescue was responding to their location, a local rancher came across them and rescued them.
As search teams arrived, the stranded motorists were transported back to Interstate 40, where they made arrangements for a ride.
While this area is very remote and they managed to have cellular service to make an emergency phone call, they are very lucky to be alive.
Search and Rescue wants to remind everyone to never drive into flooded roadways – “Turn Around, Don’t Drown”.
Great work to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office’s Search and Rescue.