VICTORVILLE, Calif. – A 52-year-old Victorville woman was rescued from swift moving water in the Mojave riverbed on Sunday.
At around 2:20 a.m., deputies from the Victorville station responded to the Mojave River, near 6th and E Streets, for the report of the woman stranded in the swift-moving water. When they arrived deputies located Tina Sanders in the freezing cold water. The water was up to her waist and she was holding onto branches in order to be kept from being swept away. “Water rescue ropes were thrown to Sanders, and she was instructed to secure the ropes around her waist,” said Victorville Sheriff’s Station Spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez. “With the assistance of the deputies, Sanders was able to cross the water and make it safely to the river’s edge.”
Emergency medical personnel arrived and assessed the woman, identified as Tina Sanders. Sanders was transported to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
“The public should use caution as we experience winter rain storms,” cautioned Rodriguez. “The usually dry Mojave River bed and local storm drains can swell quickly with rapid moving water, leaving very little time to move to higher ground. Please avoid these areas when possible.”
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