Man, woman swept away in rushing waters rescued in Apache Junction

  • Source: KASW-CW6 & KTVK-3TV (
  • Published: 09/24/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A man and woman swept away in rushing floodwaters in Apache Junction have been rescued. Both were overcome by the powerful current on the roads near Tomahawk Road and Broadway Avenue. Up to seven rescue units were called to the area to help. "It's really dangerous," said Captain Castaneda with the Superstition Fire & Medical Department. "It's not raining right here but it's still raining father up and the water could still rise." Thankfully, a neighbor was able to pull the woman to safety. And the man scrambled up into a tree to escape the rushing waters. He was later pulled down and brought to dry ground. Fire crews warned about the dangers of trying to cross flooded streets and washes. "Stay home and stay away from the washes. Don't try to cross them," cautioned Castaneda. "People see them and think they can cross them. They don't know what's underneath them."


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