A video of a woman rescuing her car from being trapped in flood waters in Arizona, United States is going viral on social media.
On July 28, 2022, the Apache Junction Police Department responded to 24 separate calls for flood-related service.
The incident you will see in this AJPD Officer Body Camera is the rescue of a motorist trapped in a week wash.
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— AJ Police Department (@AJpoliceDept) 30 July 2022
A source on Twitter was shared by AJ Police Department on July 30 with the caption, “On July 28, 2022 Apache Junction Police Department responded to 24 separate calls for flood related service. AJPD officers will look into the body. The camera is of the rescue of a motorist trapped in the week wash.”
In the video, a police officer is seen trying to talk to the driver trapped inside a red colored car that was stuck in flood water. During the rescue, officers can be heard appealing to the woman to step out. They are also seen carrying a yellow colored tube and wrapping it around the vehicle to prevent it from being swept away by the strong current of water.
As she is pulled out, the woman screams and alerts the authorities about a dog in the car. The officers searched for the dog to rescue him too, but were unsuccessful.
“The owner of the vehicle was rescued, but unfortunately his dog was never found. Two officers, a detention officer and a Mesa firefighter, participated in the rescue. We would also like to thank the civilian who provided the tow leash. We are deeply saddened that while we were able to rescue the driver, we were unable to rescue his dog,” the department said in another tweet.
Family and friends were still searching for the lovely pet but have not found it yet.
The police department also thanked other departments for helping keep the community safe during this extreme weather event and instructing the public about safety driving measures during monsoon and to avoid driving on flooded roads .