Released: March 24, 2023 - Friday, 11:32 AM

Swift Water Rescue

Contact: Grace NorrisPhone: (805) 781-4483Date and time of incident: 3-23-23, Approximately 6:15 PMPlace of Occurrence: Estrella River Crossing on North River Road, San MiguelVictim Information: N/ASuspect Information: N/AOn 3-23-23 at approximately 6:15 PM Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to reports of an adult woman and her three children stuck in their vehicle at the Estrella River low-water crossing on North River Road in San Miguel. The driver had gone around road closed signs and attempted to cross through moving water, when her vehicle was swept off the road and into the river. Deputies along with members of Cal Fire and San Miguel Fire responded. When Deputies arrived two civilians were attempting to get the children to shore through the waist-deep raging river. A Sheriff's Deputy entered the water and helped all of the children to safety, and then re-entered to assist the driver in getting to shore.
The Sheriff's Office would like to urge our community to follow the law and abide by road closures. Don't put your life or the lives of others at risk by circumventing warning signs.