Five Rescued and One Dies After Being Swept Away in Ontario Flood Channel

Several people were swept downstream in a flood control channel in Ontario. The call came in just before 10am Tuesday morning near John Galvin Park on Fourth Street. One person was immediately plucked from the channel and declined medical attention. Two others were rescued a couple of miles downstream in the Ely catch basin at Philadelphia and Baker. They were transported to local hospitals. The Ontario Fire Department says a total of five victims were rescued from the channel.

Firefighters continued to search for the other victims with the help of the Rancho Cucamonga and Chino Fire Departments. The San Bernardino Sheriff dive team and aviation division also assisted. After an hour of searching, firefighters aboard a small boat located a body in the water. At least four other victims remain unaccounted for and the searchers will be back at the Ely Basin to resume their search efforts.