Arizona Woman Trapped In Canal For 18 Hrs Before Being Rescued


Photo: Yuma County Sheriff's Office

The Yuma County Sheriff's Office recently released body-worn camera footage of a woman being rescued from a canal. 12 News reported that the woman was trapped in a water canal for almost 18 hours before finally being rescued.

Someone passing by on a train noticed the woman in distress and called 911. The woman had gone into the canal on June7th at about6:30 p.m. to pull her dog out of the water. That's when she became trapped herself, according to the Yuma County Sheriff's Office.

The Yuma County Sheriff's Office wrote on Facebook:

"YCSO has decided to share bodycam footage from our deputies who along with Wellton PD, assisted with a canal water rescue earlier this week involving a person who had been in the water for approx. 18 hours. "

CLICK HERE to view the body-worn footage released by the Yuma County Sheriff's Office.

The Yuma County Sheriff's Office wrote in a statement, "We want to thank everyone involved in assisting with this rescue, including the train conductor who spotted the subject in the water and called 911."


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