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Cottonwood community holding out hope for teen who was swept away

The teen was swept downstream in a wash around just before 10 p.m. Saturday.

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. — The search is still on for a 16-year-old girl who was swept away in a wash in Verde Valley near Cottonwood on Saturday.

Authorities have taken the search to the air as a National Guard Blackhawk helicopter flew over the area Sunday night and Monday morning.

Credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
Yavapai County Sheriff's Office released a map showing the routes of the search parties looking for Faith Moore, the teen swept away in a wash.

Around 9:40 p.m. Saturday, Verde Valley Fire and Cottonwood Fire and Police tried to contact Faith Moore whose vehicle was stranded in the wash when she was swept downstream. 

Moore was wearing blue shorts, a light blue shirt and white tennis shoes, officials said. 

Crews are searching for Moore downriver from Camino Real to the SR 260. 

Any volunteers who want to help search are asked to check-in at Mingus High school before trying to assist by yourself.

This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for updates. 

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