|January 1, 2018 – December 9, 2019 |
These incidents reflect pediatrics 0-5 years, children 6-12 years, teens 13-17 years and adults 18+.
Dec. 9, 2019 – TONTO BASIN, Ariz. — Authorities are still hoping to find a 6-year-old girl who has been missing for more than a week now since being swept away in a rural Arizona creek.
Gila County Sheriff’s officials say searchers used boats and drones Saturday in Tonto Basin in their recovery effort of Willa Rawlings.
“We have no idea where she is. There are so many variables,” Lt. Virgil Dodd said. Divers will focus on a levee system in the creek.
They will also look at aerial pictures and videos already taken by drones to see if there is any sign of the girl.
The girl was one of nine family members in a military-style truck that became stuck Nov. 29 while trying to cross Tonto Creek.
The bodies of her 5-year-old brother, Colby, and 5-year-old cousin, Austin, were found Saturday.
Dec. 9, 2019 – TONTO BASIN, Ariz. — The Gila County Sheriff’s Office says an Arizona man has died after the car he was driving was swept away by rushing water in Tonto Creek Friday night.
May 3, 2019 – Phoenix man drowns at Fossil Creek’s ‘toilet bowl’
A man in his early 60s died after drowning at Fossil Creek on Thursday morning, officials said.
He was later identified as 62-year-old Ronald Hugh Henry of Phoenix.
The Gila County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a passerby just before noon Thursday, followed by a second phone call from the man’s friend who was with him at the time, the agency said.
It took first responders from the Pine-Strawberry Fire District about an hour to reach the remote “toilet bowl” area of Fossil Creek, where the man was, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mike Johnson said.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety dropped dive team members from the Sheriff’s Office into the water to recover the man’s body.
Johnson said the “toilet bowl” area is “very dangerous” and that only advanced swimmers should attempt to go there.
An investigation is ongoing.