Watch: Ariz. officers pull motorist trapped in SUV in rushing floodwaters
The video shows two officers, one detention officer and a firefighter working tirelessly to save the woman
By Sarah Calams
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. — An officer’s body camera caught dramatic footage of a woman being rescued from rushing monsoon floodwaters last week.
The video, which was released from the Apache Junction Police Department, shows two officers, one detention officer and a firefighter working tirelessly to save a woman who became stranded in her SUV, 12News.com reported. The department wrote on Twitter that they had “responded to 24 different calls for service related to flooding” the same day as the water rescue.
“Ma’am, it’s going to go under,” one officer says about the sinking car. “Hurry, the water is coming!”
The woman, who’s worried about her dog, eventually gives the officer her hand and the responders are able to successfully pull the woman from the vehicle. At the end of the video, the department wrote that they were unable to retrieve the woman’s dog from the water.