AZDPS rescues man caught in flood, video included
ARIZONA – A driver in Gila County has been rescued by the sheriff and AZDPS when the driver drove around road barriers and got caught in the fast-moving water.
The incident happened on January 2nd, 2023. GCSO reported the driver of a pickup truck drove around road barricades before getting caught in fast-moving flood waters. In the video, once troopers got there, a trooper-paramedic went onto the bed of the flooded truck via low hover.
The trooper had the driver climb through the back window of the cab and into the truck bed, then equipped him with a flotation device and additional safety gear in preparation for extraction. The driver was turned over to deputies with the Gila County Sheriff’s Office for further assistance.
Troopers are reminding the community why drivers should not try to drive on flooded roads.