First responders find vehicle upside down in the Mojave River in Hesperia

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San Bernardino County Fire and other agencies responded on Friday to reports of a vehicle upside down in the high and fast-flowing Mojave River in Hesperia.
San Bernardino County Fire and other agencies responded on Friday to reports of a vehicle upside down in the high and fast-flowing Mojave River in Hesperia.

Rescue personnel on Christmas Eve found a vehicle found upside down in the high and fast-flowing Mojave River near the Deep Creek Dam in Hesperia.

San Bernardino County Fire began a rescue operation after receiving the 9:30 a.m. Friday call but before rescue personnel entered the water the California Highway Patrol reported the driver escaped from the vehicle and went home, Battalion Chief Steve Tracy said

It was unknown how long the vehicle was in the water, Tracy told videographer Jose Gonzalez.

A helicopter was also used to search the Mojave River area for possible victims.

San Bernardino County Fire and other agencies responded on Friday to reports of a vehicle upside down in the high and fast-flowing Mojave River in Hesperia.
San Bernardino County Fire and other agencies responded on Friday to reports of a vehicle upside down in the high and fast-flowing Mojave River in Hesperia.

SBC Fire was assisted by the CHP, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, and the Apple Valley Fire Protection District, according to Tracy.

With the recent heavy rainfall, excess water was released to the Mojave River, which caused the water level to rise, according to Tracy.

Conditions in the river are expected to remain hazardous as more rainfall is predicted, according to Tracy, who urged commuters not to cross river beds with moving water but to stop and turn around.

The National Weather Service predicts more rain to fall on Monday and other times throughout the week.

Daily Press reporter Rene Ray De La Cruz may be reached at 760-951-6227 or RDeLaCruz@VVDailyPress.com. Follow him on Instagram @RenegadeReporter and Twitter @DP_ReneDeLaCruz

This article originally appeared on Victorville Daily Press: First responders find vehicle upside down in the Mojave River in Hesperia

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