Local woman saves little girl from drowning in the Colorado River

YUMA, Ariz.-

On Wednesday at about 3:30 P.M. Montana Roem and her son were enjoying a day at the river when she noticed a little girl and her grandmother deep in the Colorado River.

Roem said the grandmother tried to use the child’s flotation device to hold them both in the water when they went underwater. Roem jumped in and grabbed the little girl then brought her to shore safely.

Thankfully no one was harmed but Roem says in the three weeks she has gone to the river, there has been potential drownings every week.

Yuma Fire Department says people need to be more cautious at the river. It is Drowning impact awareness month and there has already been a drowning this summer.

Officials say flotation devices should be coast guard approved and not the same flotation devices used in the pool.

They also say that parents need to watch their kids at the river because of the strong currents that can easily pull them away.

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