Woman and dog found in mudslide after heavy rains and strong winds

Woman and her dog missing after mudflows slam parts of San Bernardino County

San Bernardino County firefighters and police are helping find a woman and her dog after they were swept away by mudflows on Tuesday after heavy rain and strong winds.

Firefighters said the woman was not wearing a life jacket when she was swept away in the flood’s wake.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department, county workers and police searched through knee-deep mud, using a vehicle to sweep through mudflows Tuesday in San Bernardino and surrounding areas of San Bernardino County, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The woman and her dog were found about 2 miles from where they went missing in the early morning hours.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department said in a news release information on the search of the area had been disseminated via radio, television stations and social media.

“This was a very dangerous situation where we had to do a lot of work in extremely harsh conditions. I want to thank everyone for their help,” said San Bernardino County Fire Chief Ed Deschamps.

Firefighters used flood-control equipment and other specialized equipment to find the woman and dog, the release said.

The woman was wearing a life jacket, but her dog was not, the release said.

Two firefighters were injured as a result of the flooding, but are expected to recover from their injuries.

Sgt. Tom Ward, with the California Highway Patrol, said the two were taking advantage of a rainstorm while in the Los Angeles area to return to their jobs.

The search for the missing woman and her dog began Tuesday, after heavy rains dropped near seven inches over a wide area of the San Bernardino area, Ward said.

About 7:30 a.m., the California Highway Patrol received a report from a driver who said he had seen a woman in the middle of a mudslide and that she did not have a jacket on.

He said the woman had not been able to escape, but did have her dog. The vehicle she was in had been swept into the mud.

The woman was not wearing a jacket, but her dog was not, Ward said. He said they had not yet found her body.

Police said the woman’s name was not released because she didn’t give them her name.

Ward said the woman and her dog may have been separated within the slurry. She also was not wearing a life jacket. The dog did have

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