Share
Authorities Identify Victorville Man Who Died in Friday Night Flood (Video)

Authorities Identify Victorville Man Who Died in Friday Night Flood (Video)

High Desert Homeless Services Helping Families Ad

VICTORVILLE – Authorities have identified the man who died as a result of a Victorville flood as 41-year-old Victorville resident, Michael Douglas Williams. At around 5:55 p.m. on the evening of Friday, February 17, 2017, during a period of heavy downpour, two Victorville residents were driving in the area of Pebble Beach Drive and Hughes Road. The vehicles were swept away by the fast-moving flood water. Deputies from the Victorville Station, the Sheriff’s Dive Team, and the San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to the location.

When they arrived they located 46-year-old Jerry Parker, of Victorville sitting on top of his vehicle as the water moved quickly around it. The Sheriff’s helicopter, 40 King 3 arrived to the scene to assist. Hovering over Parker and his vehicle, the helicopter hovered low, the detective on board grabbed Parker and pulled him safely into the helicopter. Parker did not sustain any injuries as a result of the incident.

Michael Williams was located inside his almost fully submerged vehicle. Emergency personnel including the Sheriff’s Dive Team and San Bernardino County Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Team attempted to rescue Williams from his vehicle. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene and despite the dangerous conditions, Fire and Sheriff’s personnel, risked their safety to pull his body from the flooded vehicle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For late-breaking news, follow 24/7 Headline News on our Los Angeles County Facebook group, Riverside County Facebook group, Coachella Valley News groupUS News group, Victor Valley/Inland Empire Facebook group. If you like what we are doing and want regular updates on your facebook stream like our Facebook Fan Page. You may also follow 24/7 Headline News on Twitter and Instagram! 
Follow Me

Christie Martin

Reporter at 24/7 Headline News
Integrity is unbelievably important when reporting. I believe in getting to the bottom of the story while being sensitive to the fact that the "story" affects real lives.I am committed to bringing important news, events, and other information to those in my community and beyond.


Got News? Contact me at ChristieMartin@247headline.com
Follow Me

Image Sources:

  • victor-valley-flood-recovery: File photo By Gary Martin | 24/7 Headline News