Responders rescue stranded 84-year-old woman, pet dogs

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SCENIC, Ariz. – A stranded motorist, lost and stuck near the Virgin River in the area of Scenic, Arizona, was aided by Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies and Beaver Dam Fire responders Wednesday after a report from OnStar alerted deputies to the woman’s predicament.

At about 7 a.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to the OnStar alert, which reported that a vehicle was stuck near the Virgin River.

The 84-year-old woman who had been driving the vehicle, said she could see the main road but couldn’t walk, as her legs were cramping, according to a press release from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.

“Deputies followed tracks and eventually located the vehicle,” the press release said. “The vehicle was up to its axle in sand near the river.”

The woman, a resident of Mesquite, Nevada, told deputies she had become lost and spent the night in her vehicle. She had pet dogs in the vehicle with her.

Personnel from the Beaver Dam Fire Department responded to the scene and treated the woman for dehydration.

The woman and her dogs were then transported safely home by the fire responders, according to the press release.

The vehicle was towed from the scene.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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1 Comment

  • ladybugavenger July 17, 2015 at 9:10 am

    That’s a nice ending to a scary situation.

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