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.