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Gila County: Bodies of Two Children Found; One Remains Missing

Gila County: Bodies of Two Children Found; One Remains Missing
November 30
07:46 2019

Sunday morning note: The third child is still missing

 

Press release from The Gile County Sheriff:

J. Adam Shepherd
November 29, 2019
Updated Press Release
Sheriff J. Adam Shepherd would like to release the following updated information regarding a search and rescue operation on Tonto Creek near Tonto Basin, Az.


On November 29, 2019, at approximately 4:11 p.m., the Gila County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a vehicle stuck in Tonto Creek near the Bar X Crossing. Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopters rescued (1) one adult and (4) four children who were stranded on an island. Another adult was rescued from the shore.


On November 30, 2019, at approximately 8:45 a.m. the body of one child was recovered and the next of kin has been notified.


On November 30, 2019, at approximately 11:14 a.m. the body of another child was recovered and the next of kin has been notified.


The search operation continues for a reported (1) one additional missing children. Multiple agencies are assisting to include: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Tonto Basin, TriCity and Globe Fire Departments.


Sheriff J. Adam Shepherd would like to thank the multiple agencies for assisting in this ongoing operation and remind everyone of the dangers that can occur during flooding. We are concerned for the safety of those involved and the first responders.

(Featured photo: Tonto basin, Az.)

Gila County: Bodies of Two Children Found; One Remains Missing - overview

Summary: Three Children Swept Away by Flood Waters in Gila County

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