Firefighters and lifeguards helped get well a physique floating within the water close to the Tijuana River not removed from the U.S./Mexico border Tuesday, and later rescued two individuals caught on the south San Diego River financial institution as rain continued to pelt the San Diego space.
At about 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Safety requested the San Diego Hearth-Rescue Division for assist with a physique floating within the water close to Dairy Mart Highway and Camino de la Plaza, in keeping with Mónica Muñoz, SDFD media providers supervisor.
Engine 29 responded from the South Bay in addition to pre-positioned lifeguard groups, Muñoz mentioned. The crews have been capable of get well the physique and produce it to the boat launch space.
The sufferer was pronounced lifeless on the scene and turned over to San Diego police.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Workplace will decide reason for demise and whether or not it was storm-related, Muñoz mentioned.
Additionally Tuesday, lifeguard groups rescued two individuals who have been caught on the south San Diego River financial institution close to 8865 Rio San Diego Drive at about 2 a.m., Muñoz mentioned.
“Lifeguard rescue groups have been capable of entry the victims utilizing a rescue boat,” she mentioned. “The victims have been transported to shore within the boat by lifeguards. Firefighters carried out medical assessments. Neither affected person was transported and crews cleared the scene.”
Lifeguard swift-water rescue crews will stay within the subject Tuesday for the anticipated rain occasion, Muñoz mentioned.
–Metropolis Information Service