HESPERIA – Two days after the Thursday, March 2, 2017, traffic collision sending a vehicle occupied by a woman and three of her children into the aqueduct a 2-year-old boy remains missing. Divers search for Noah Abbott on the night of the collision, Friday, and on Saturday. Due to the poor visibility and major safety concerns, and only after the dive team and a Sheriff’s helicopter searched 2.5 miles of the aqueduct the search was concluded.
“Deputies assigned to the Hesperia Police Department will continue to patrol the roadway that runs parallel to the aqueduct. Patrol deputies will immediately contact Dive Team members if there is a sighting,” Sheriff’s officials said in a news release.“The Sheriff’s Department Dive Team is comprised of highly trained Deputy Sheriffs who are committed to serving the families of such tragedies. Team members worked tirelessly and take it personally when they are not able to complete their mission.”
An investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing. Elijah Estrada, the child who survived the collision has been released from the hospital and is now recovering at home. The family is seeking donations through Go Fund Me to assist in the costs to bury those deceased as a result of the collision.
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