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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Swift Water Response, Johnson and Arnele, El Cajon

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El Cajon……On December 14, at approximately 1:50 p.m., Heartland Fire & Rescue units from El Cajon, with assistance from El Cajon PD, Santee FD, Lakeside FPD, San Miguel Fire & Rescue, and Cal Fire, were dispatched to a possible swift water rescue. Initial reports were of an individual male in the drainage canal, also called Forester Creek, near the intersection of North Johnson Ave. and Arnele Ave in the City of El Cajon.

Firefighters searched the length of the canal from El Cajon to the point where it joins the San Diego River in the City of Santee. Firefighters were unable to locate anyone in the canal or along its banks. The search ended at approximately 2:40 p.m.

CONTACT: Andy McKellar
Public Information Officer
(619) 490-9897 – cell

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