Mohave County Sheriff’s Office rescues man from floodwaters

Search and rescue crews used a helicopter to achieve the man and carry him off the aspect of a Jeep that acquired caught in a Golden Valley wash.

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. — Deputies with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue groups rescued a 75-year-old man from a operating wash Friday afternoon in Golden Valley.

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According to the MCSO, a bystander noticed the man round 2 p.m. on the highest of a Jeep, sitting on the motive force’s door in a wash off Estrella Road, simply south of Agua Fria Drive.

Due to the situation of the Jeep within the wash, crews used a one-skip maneuver with a helicopter to securely rescue the man and produce him to security.

He was transported to a command put up the place he was taken residence by his household.

As the sheriff’s office stated of their press launch, “he’s very lucky to be alive!”

A video of the rescue offered by MCSO exhibits the helicopter flying excellent above the water and pulling the man to security. The automobile was on its aspect largely underwater.

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Flooding Safety: 

The Arizona Fire & Medical Authority has offered the next tips about what hazards to be careful for throughout and after a flood, together with fireplace, electrical and chemical security: 

Generators and various heating gadgets can create fireplace hazards throughout flooding in the event that they aren’t used appropriately or maintained correctly. Pools of water and home equipment can change into electrically charged and may trigger electrical fires. 

On electrical energy, residents in flooded areas ought to flip off the facility to their houses if they will attain the principle breaker or fuse field. All wiring in the home could also be electrically charged and unsafe. Residents ought to have knowledgeable technician verify their residence for damages earlier than turning on the facility. 

Make positive doubtlessly flamable liquids like paint thinner, lighter fluid or gasoline haven’t spilled inside or close to your private home. Keep flamable liquids away from electrical or various warmth sources as to not begin a hearth.  

All smoke alarms within the residence must be examined month-to-month and batteries must be changed yearly. Some smoke alarms are dependent in your residence’s electrical service and should exit when energy is turned off. 

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