Two 5-year-olds, 6-year-old still unaccounted for after car gets swept away by Arizona floods

11 days ago

Gila County news, Arizona news.

Arizona authorities are racing against time to locate three missing children who were inside a vehicle that got swept away by floods on Friday afternoon.

The military-type car was carrying nine people across the flooded Tonto Creek, about 60 miles west of the New Mexico border when it was overtaken by waters at around 4 p.m.

Four children and an adult were rescued after they managed to take refuge on an island. A woman was able to swim to safety and reached the shore. While three children, two 5-year-olds and a 6-year-old, remain missing.

The desperate search continued on Saturday afternoon by law enforcement officers and firefighters with the help of a helicopter. Meanwhile, the flood warning remains effective for Gila County until 8;45 p.m.