Rescuers search for girl, 6, missing after truck swept away - 47abc

3 children missing after motor home was washed down Tonto Creek

Enlarge Image 3 children missing after motor home was washed down Tonto Creek Fox 10 Phoenix

The Gila County Sheriff's office told KPHO a woman managed to reach the banks on the opposite side of the creek, where she was rescued.

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The sheriff's office said there were barricades on either side of the creek and signs that said "Do not cross when flooded" when the incident happened.

Lacey and Daniel Rawlings are the parents of Willa and Colby.

"I can not thank you enough", he said. "This is about the only light in this dark situation".

The Latest on the search for a missing 6-year-old girl who went missing when the family's truck was inundated by surging water in a creek.

Merrill came with a group from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Pinetop, about 130 miles (210 kilometres) east of the search area. Dodd said the neighborhood became once believed to be from out of town, nevertheless no most significant facets had been known.

30, 2019, photo shows the road closed near Bar X road and Tonto Creek after a vehicle was washed by flood waters in Tonto Basin, Ariz. "The Rawlings family are a fixture", Merrill said. "They are the salt of the earth and have done a lot. Little League, school. volunteers for football. whatever it took, they've been in the middle of it". A search became once launched for the three lacking kids.

Rescuers with helicopters, drones, boats, dogs and an army of volunteers searched frantically Sunday for a 6-year-old girl missing since Friday.

Two adults and four children made it out fo the vehicle alive.

The Gila County Sheriff's office is coordinating the effort to locate the children.

According to a statement from Gila County Sheriff J. Adam Shepherd, authorities received a call on Friday at 4:11 p.m. of a vehicle stuck in Tonto Creek near the Tonto Basin.

A man and four children were able to get to safety on an island in the creek and were rescued by first responders, the police department said.

"Searchers found the truck about 1,000 yards downstream from the crossing Friday night", Dodd said.

Tonto Creek is about 55 miles (88 kilometers) northeast of Phoenix.

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