YCSO in coordination with Verde Valley Fire, Cottonwood Fire and Police and other agencies are searching for a 16 year old girl that was swept downstream in her car after she drove through a low water crossing on Camino Real around 9:30 pm last evening. Verde Valley Fire was dispatched after the 16 year called 911 saying she was stranded and the water was up to her knees, however during rescue efforts she was swept out of the vehicle and downstream.
Swiftly rising waters and active storms made air support impossible last evening, however search efforts are continuing at the moment. YCSO, Verde Valley Fire and Sedona Fire al have drones in the air now searching the Verde River and Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is sending an airboat to assist.
YCSO wants to thank all the volunteers that have contributed to the search efforts and for the public’s outpouring of offers of help. Currently the professional search teams have all the volunteers they are able to manage so they ask that any others wishing to help to stand by until more resources are needed.
YCSO also wants the public to know that the wash has been thoroughly searched and asks anyone still in the wash to be aware of the weather because rains will cause dangerous conditions.