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 a woman stranded on a high spot between running washes off Butch Cassidy Road near Mile Post 1 occurred on Thursday, August 11th, 2022.
According to a press release from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office’s Search and Rescue, about 9:00 p.m., the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a 53-year-old female who believed she had become stranded on a high spot between running washes near Mile Post 1 on Butch Cassidy Road, near Yucca.
She had recently moved to the area from California and was unfamiliar with the summer Monsoon season.
She was on her way home in a two-wheel drive Toyota Tundra pulling a flatbed trailer when she realized she could not travel any further towards her home.
She needed to get home to feed her horses, dogs and cats, but believed the waters were rising around her. With Search and Rescue already in the area at another swift water emergency, some rescuers were diverted to her location.
Upon arrival, it was determined that she could not figure out how to turn around her truck and trailer, so she could take a different route home.
Once her vehicle was turned around, she was escorted home. When moving to new areas in the remote and rugged parts of Mohave County, Search and Rescue encourages everyone to become familiar with the local terrain, waterways and roads that may need to be traversed if one route home is unpassable.
It is also recommended to make sure that there are plenty of supplies kept in the vehicle (food, water, and other resources) that may be needed in the event sheltering in place is required until it is safe to continue traveling.
When encountering water on flooded roadways, please “Turn Around, Don’t Drown”!
Great work to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office’s Search and Rescue.