A video of a woman rescued when her car got stuck in floodwaters in Arizona, US is going viral on social media.
On July 28, 2022, the Apache Junction Police Department responded to 24 different flood-related calls for service.
The incident you’ll see in this AJPD officer body camera stems from the rescue of a stranded motorist in Weekes Wash.
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— AJ Police Department (@AJPoliceDept) July 30, 2022
A thread was shared by the AJ Police Department on Twitter on July 30 with the caption: “On July 28, 2022 the Apache Junction Police Department responded to 24 different flood-related calls for service. The incident you will see in this AJPD officer body camera stems from the rescue of a stranded motorist in Weekes Wash.”
The video shows a policeman trying to talk to the driver stuck inside the red-colored car stuck in floodwaters. During the rescue, officials are heard urging the woman to come out. They are also seen taking a yellow hose and wrapping it around the vehicle to prevent it from being swept away by the strong flow of water.
As she got out, the woman screams alerting officials that there is a dog in the car. Authorities also searched for the dog to save him, but were unsuccessful.
“The occupant of the vehicle was rescued, but unfortunately her dog was never located. Two officers, a detention officer and a Mesa firefighter participated in this rescue. We would also like to thank the civilian who provided a tow strap. We are deeply saddened that while we were able to rescue the driver, we were unable to retrieve her dog,” the department said in another tweet.
Family and friends were still looking for the beloved animal but have yet to find it.
The police department also thanked the other departments for helping them keep the community safe during this extreme weather event and advised the public on safety precautions for driving during the monsoon and avoiding driving on flooded roads.