Rainbow, CA – A San Diego County Deputy was captured on film soaking wet, muddy, shaking, and staring at the ground after an attempt to save a man and a child from a flooded creek by Rainbow.
Preliminary information is still scarce, but first responders were called to Old Highway 395 and 50th Street Sunday near Rainbow evening for reports of a young boy, estimated 2 to 4-years-old, hanging on to a piece of wood in a flooded creek. When the swiftwater rescue team arrived the boy was nowhere to be seen but the body of a man was located nearby. The body wasn’t able to be recovered due to the swift floodwaters. The search for the young boy was called off due to the weather and darkness and will resume in the morning.
10News reported that sometime during this incident, a San Diego County Deputy had tried to rescue the man and child from the creek, and it was impossible for her to save them.
10News did not provide any specifics off of broadcast TV besides the footage of the deputy captured on camera:
Sometimes police officers are put in impossible situations, and they carry these heartbreaking experiences with them for the rest of their lives.
Our thoughts and prayers are with this deputy, and the families of the flood victims.
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