Searchers carry GPS devices as they look for missing girl

July 27, 2021 GMT

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are fitting ground crews with GPS tracking devices as they look for a 16-year-old Cottonwood girl missing since her car was stranded in a flood-swollen wash.

Each searcher looking for Faith Moore in the wash was provided a tracking device, allowing officials to map the searchers’ progress and to plan next steps, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office said.

The search continued Tuesday with personnel from multiple agencies and volunteers checking between where Moore’s car was found and downstream to the Verde River.

Moore became stuck Saturday night at a low-water crossing before being swept downstream as much of the state was slammed with monsoon thunderstorms last week.

Some of her belongings were found Sunday.

In southeastern Arizona, the body of a 4-year-old Pima girl swept away by floodwaters Thursday night was found Monday.