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Faith Moore was driving home from work when she got caught in the flash flood, according to a GoFundMe .
Meanwhile, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office was planning to deploy an airboat to search along the Verde River Sunday afternoon, according to Johnson.
Crews on Sunday were expanding search efforts as well as again searching areas they already covered, Johnson said. He said the water aspect of the search would end in the evening for personnel safety but that the overall search would continue through the night and ramp back up Monday morning.
Air support at the time was not possible due to active storms in the area, Johnson added. Moore called at about 9 p. Subscribe to azcentral today. Hundreds search for year-old girl swept away in Cottonwood's 8-foot-high floodwaters.
Support local journalism. Johnson estimated between "a couple " to 1, people, including volunteers just showing up on scene, were assisting in search efforts.
Yavapai County Sheriff's Office on Sunday identified the girl as Faith Moore, who they said is related to several first responders in the community. Cottonwood police said Camino Real was closed Sunday from Rocky Knolls to Arrowhead Road because of the search and storm and would likely reopen Monday. Around the same time Moore was swept away, Verde Valley fire crews were responding to five other water rescues throughout the district, including one in which an officer and his K9 were also washed downstream in the same wash as the year-old girl, Johnson said during the news conference.
Graham County officials were also searching for a 4-year-old Pima girl who was swept away Thursday night. By the time crews got closer, the person inside was gone.
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Johnson said volunteers were asked to leave washes for their own safety as it stormed, and that so far volunteers and officials had searched the wash from where the incident was first reported all the way down to the Verde River.
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Share your feedback to help improve our site! Crews responded to the intersection and the vehicle was gone, Johnson said. Moore's grandparents briefly spoke during the news conference on Sunday.
Search efforts for teen expanded on sunday
Despite finding some of her personal belongings during the search, she had not been located as of Sunday afternoon, according to Johnson. Authorities in Cottonwood on Sunday continued searching for a year-old girl who was swept away in floodwaters that quickly grew to more than 8 feet high Saturday night. Facebook Twitter .
In addition to Verde Valley fire crews, police and fire officials from Cottonwood and the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office contributed to initial search efforts for Moore, Johnson said. AZ weather updates: Video shows person driving golf cart through Sun City flooding.
For more stories that matter, subscribe to azcentral. The water was estimated to be just below Moore's knees when she called for help but quickly rose to more than 8 feet high within an hour, according to Johnson. It's a rural area with little light so crews searched by flashlight and found a vehicle pushed north toward a wash with a silhouette of a person in it.
He explained that the area where Moore was swept away accumulated heavy brush and debris from months of dry weather conditions.
While there was no more moving water on Sunday afternoon in the area where Moore was swept away, Johnson said more rain was expected throughout the day, raising concerns for the crews and volunteers assisting in search efforts. Moore was the second child to be swept away in Arizona floodwaters this weekend.
Verde Valley fire said crews quickly pulled the officer and his dog from the wash and both are safe.