DEVELOPING STORY: Two people fall into canal; taken to YRMC

DEVELOPING STORY: Two people fall into canal; taken to YRMC

UPDATE: 2:34 p.m.  – Friday, April 10, 2015

YUMA, Ariz. –  The Yuma Police Department responded to the 4600 Block of Avenue 6E to assist the Yuma Fire Department in searching for two people who had fallen into the canal.

Officers say at 11:20 a.m. the two people were located and flown from the scene to the Yuma Regional Medical Center by U.S.M.C. Search and Rescue.

No word on the ages of these two people or their current medical condition.

According to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, the SAR aircrew of three Marines and two Navy corpsmen responded to a call from the Yuma Fire Department at 10:44 a.m. for assistance in taking the two victims to Yuma Regional Medical Center.

The helicopter crew departed MCAS Yuma within 30 minutes of getting the call. The crew made contact with the Yuma Fire Department on-scene commander upon arrival.

The Yuma Police Department encourages anybody with any information about this case to please call the Yuma Police Department at (928) 783-4421 or 78-Crime (to remain anonymous).

This is a developing story.


YUMA, Ariz. –  Multiple agencies responded to a canal on Avenue 6E and 32nd Street, after someone reported that two people had fallen into the canal.  The Yuma Police Department said the call came in shortly before 10 a.m. Friday.

Someone near the area had flagged down a City of Yuma worker, stating that two people were in the canal.

We have yet to confirm the age of the people, or their condition.

Keep it on for the latest details on this story as soon as we are able to confirm them.


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