Just a week after several people were swept downstream in an Ontario flood control channel, two more bodies have been found. The second was found Monday morning and another Wednesday morning, floating in the catch basin. Monday’s body was discovered around 11:30am at the Ely Basin catch ponds at Baker and Philadelphia streets. Just two days later firefighters found the third body in the same location around 6:45am. The Ontario Fire Department has had teams of search crews at the location daily searching for the missing victims.
The Ontario Fire Department believes there aren’t any remaining missing victims. The identity and gender of the victims will be released once the coroner notifies next of kin. Water levels at the Ely Basin continue to drop and the search process has been tedious. The basin is filled with trash, chemicals and low visibility in the water have made search efforts difficult.
On Monday, November 7th, five people were rescued from the flood control channel.