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4-year-old girl swept away in floodwaters in Graham County

Posted at 3:14 PM, Jul 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-24 12:40:36-04

PIMA, Ariz. (KGUN) — A 4-year-old girl is missing after she was swept away in floodwaters in Graham County Thursday night.

As of Friday evening, the Graham County Sheriff's Office has suspended the search and rescue for the evening ahead of severe weather that is expected in the area. The GCSO will resume the search Saturday at 7 a.m.

On July 22, around 9:22 p.m., a call came in from a female reporting she and her children were stuck on top of their blue suburban in the Cottonwood Wash, she had also reported the vehicle was traveling down the wash, according to the Graham County Sheriff's Office. Upon arrival, law enforcement was able to rescue some of the family, but a 4-year-old female child has been confirmed missing.

Search and rescue crews began scouring the Cottonwood Wash in Pima, Arizona, Friday morning, the Graham County Sheriff's Department said.

The Department of Public Safety confirmed one of their helicopters is being used in the effort.

This is a developing story. Stay with KGUN 9 for the latest information.