Body of 4-year-old girl swept away by floodwaters found in eastern Arizona
Jul 26, 2021, 10:12 AM | Updated: 12:16 pm
PHOENIX — The body of a 4-year-old girl who was swept away in floodwaters was found Monday morning in eastern Arizona, authorities said.
Maci Reed was found in the Gila River near the town of Pima by a community member at about 8 a.m., Pima Police Chief Diane Cauthen told KTAR News 92.3 FM.
Pima is in Graham County about 150 miles east of Phoenix.
“We got so much support from the community and I think that’s why we were able to recover her so fast,” Cauthen said.
Reed had been missing since Thursday evening when the family’s vehicle got stuck in a wash.
After Reed’s mother called 911, authorities arrived on the scene and were able to rescue some of the family, but couldn’t find the young girl.
Crews from multiple agencies and community members assisted in the search.
Meanwhile, crews were still searching north of the Phoenix area for 16-year-old Faith Moore, who has been missing since Saturday.
Moore called 911 around 9:30 p.m. asking for help because her car was stranded in knee-high water, but the water quickly rose to over 8 feet within an hour, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.
Crews made visual contact with Moore but she was swept out of her car and downstream during the rescue attempt, authorities said.
Personal items belonging to Moore were found Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
Moore was last seen wearing blue shorts, a light blue shirt and white tennis shoes, authorities said.
KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Griselda Zetino contributed to this report.