One Man Dead, One Rescued from OC Flood Control Channels

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ANAHEIM (CNS) - Firefighters in Orange County Monday warned people to remain clear of flood control channels during rain storms after one person was found dead and another was rescued.

Anaheim firefighters located the body of a transient man in the channel in the 700 block of Loara Avenue about 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Anaheim police Sgt. Shane Carringer told City News Service.

"The coroner is handling the investigation as there were no immediate signs his death was criminal," Carringer said.

Orange County Fire Authority firefighters rescued another man at 9:42 a.m. Sunday from the Santa Ana River channel at Orangewood Avenue on the border of Anaheim and Orange, the OCFA reported.

Two swift water rescue teams and a helicopter were dispatched to the rescue and firefighters from both cities took part in the rescue, the OCFA said.

A man was located in the river bed at Memory Lane and he was hoisted to safety by the helicopter, fire officials said. Paramedics took him to a hospital for follow up care.

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