IDENTITY RELEASED OF MAN WHO DIED PADDLE BOARDING IN STORM CHANNEL

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East County News Service
 
File photo: San Diego Fire Dept. Swiftwater Rescue
 
February 18, 2018 (Escondido) – James Michael Miller, 62, has been identified by the County Medical Examiner’s office as the victim found dead in an Escondido flood channel on Thursday.  Witness told police that Miller was trying to paddle a surfboard down the flooded channel  near his home after heavy rains, but fell off the board.

A 9-1-1 caller reported the incident when Miller disappeared under the swiftly flowing water.  The San Diego Fire-Rescue Swift Water Rescue Team searched for Mller and recovered his body that evening.

 

Comments

What a tragedy

Less than one foot of moving water can sweep you off your feet. Every TV station runs stories about the danger of stormwater runoff. Stay out of areas with running water.