Arizona Storms Lead To Flooding, 6 Year Old Boy Swept Away, Presumed Dead
With heavy storms hitting much of California and Arizona there’s always the sad reality that deaths may occur, now we’ve received news that a 6 year old boy was swept away by rising flood waters in Arizona on Friday and is presumed dead.
According to MSNBC:
David and Katrina Baudek loaded their two children, Jacob and Desiree, into a pickup truck late Thursday during a powerful storm, trying to get their sick son to a hospital, said Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn.
They left their home about 70 miles north of Phoenix and headed out on a dirt road that normally is passable.
Unfortunately their truck became stuck in the water and as they moved their two children to the trucks bed for safety as waters continued to rise, eventually sweeping the family from the truck. A nearby witness managed to throw a rope to David, unfortunately he was only able to bring his daughter to safety.
Flood waters have continued to cause problems in Arizona, including Wenden, where two foot surge runoff has caused homes and businesses to be evacuated. Local agencies are warning people to stay away from flooded areas and to follow proper evacuation protocols when asked to do so.