NewsLocal News


Crews recover body of man riding paddle board in Escondido waterway

Posted at 5:34 PM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 02:22:32-05

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) -- Rescue crews in Escondido recovered the body of a man witnesses say fell off his paddle board while riding it in a flooded waterway Thursday night.

The incident was reported on Quince Street in the Escondido Creek. A witness told emergency workers that a man was seen riding a paddle board down the waterway.

Witnesses then say the man fell off the board, which is when they called 911.

RELATED: San Diego County forecast

The identity of the victim hasn’t been released yet.

In video of the scene, emergency workers could be seen getting ready to lower a rescue boat into the waterway. Crews then rode the boat down the waterway to recover the body.