Three boys have been caught by fast-moving water in a Moreno Valley storm channel on Tuesday, Feb. 6, prompting a rescue operation that resulted within the secure restoration of all three boys, authorities stated. This was the most recent in a sequence of rescues throughout this week’s stormy climate in Southern California.
The water emergency was reported at 4:25 p.m. within the space of Cottonwood Avenue and Dilbeck Drive, based on the Cal Hearth/Riverside County Hearth Division.
WATER RESCUE – rpt @ 4:24PM. Cottonwood Ave. / Dilbeck Dr. in Moreno Valley. Three juveniles in Heacock storm canal with transferring water. Two @RSO Sheriff’s Deputies climbed into the canal and secured one juvenile till firefighters may carry out an aerial rope rescue. The opposite two… pic.twitter.com/T91qtcxnls
— CAL FIRE/Riverside County Hearth Division (@CALFIRERRU) February 7, 2024
Two witnesses, Evalena and Daniel Hamel, known as 911 saying three youths have been unable to get out of the canal.
“We have been going to take footage of the excessive water within the canal. We noticed three youngsters within the canal and yelled at them to not go in,” Daniel Hamel advised information company Onscene.TV.
“One in all them went on a (bodyboard) and fell off and began taking place the river,” Evalena Hamel advised Onscene.TV.
Riverside County Sheriff’s Division deputies and hearth personnel had eliminated the boys from the canal by 4:50 p.m., officers advised Onscene.TV.
No deputies or hearth personnel have been injured, authorities advised Onscene.TV.
“Storm channels, canals, and waterways are extraordinarily harmful when flooded. The water strikes deceptively rapidly. Please keep out of those areas,” Cal Hearth/Riverside stated on social media.