3-year-old swept away in Virgin River

May 15 2012 - 7:06pm

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MESQUITE, Nev. -- Rescuers are looking for a 3-year-old girl who was swept into the Virgin River near Mesquite.

Mesquite police officials tell KTNV-TV that the girl was playing on the side of the river when she fell in about 12:40 p.m. Tuesday.

KVVU-TV reports the child went into the water near the Riverside Road bridge that connects Mesquite to Bunkerville. That's about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

Las Vegas police have been called to assist in the search.


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