When Las Vegas floods, it floods bad. Deadly bad.
We’ve had some rain over the past few days and the roadways were a mess.
I remember back in late 80’s the flooding was so bad that some residents had to be rescued from their apartments because the could not get out due to the rising water.
Each time there is a significant rainfall, we soon begin to hear about the cars starnded and ultimately the victims that have died.
William Mootz is only 17 years old and was allegedly walking with a friend when he ended up falling in a drainage wash in Henderson, which had filled quickly after a morning downpour a day earlier.
The water ultimately drains into Lake Mead.
Someone caught the boy in the water on cell phone video and contacted 911.
Searchers were in full force yesterday using helicopter to aid in the search for Mootz.
The search was called off yesterday due to the weather and resumed today.
Family members have said Mootz is a strong swimmer with emergency preparedness experience.
Sadly, as of yet, there is no sign of the teen.
A rest in peace facebook page was created prompting outrage from family and friends who are still holding on to hope that William Mootz may be alive.
A Help Find William Mootz facebook page has been created asking anyone who has any information, even if they think it is trivial, to please come forward.
There are concerns because it is been over a day since Las Vegas teen William Mootz has been missing and also because of the silt and debris that is built up in the tunnels.
Henderson city spokeswoman Kathleen Richards said, “The mud is up to the knees of some of our searchers”
Friends and family are praying for a positive outcome for William Mootz.