San Diego County Deputy Captured On Camera After Heartbreaking Loss Near Rainbow, CA

Rainbow, CA - A San Diego County Deputy was captured on film soaking wet, muddy, shaking, and staring at the ground after an attempt to save a man and a child from a flooded creek by Rainbow.

Preliminary information is still scarce, but first responders were called to Old Highway 395 and 50th Stre

Rainbow, CA - A San Diego County Deputy was captured on film soaking wet, muddy, shaking, and staring at the ground after an attempt to save a man and a child from a flooded creek by Rainbow.

Preliminary information is still scarce, but first responders were called to Old Highway 395 and 50th Street Sunday near Rainbow evening for reports of a young boy, estimated 2 to 4-years-old, hanging on to a piece of wood in a flooded creek. When the swiftwater rescue team arrived the boy was nowhere to be seen but the body of a man was located nearby. The body wasn't able to be recovered due to the swift floodwaters. The search for the young boy was called off due to the weather and darkness and will resume in the morning.

10News reported that sometime during this incident, a San Diego County Deputy had tried to rescue the man and child from the creek, and it was impossible for her to save them.

10News did not provide any specifics off of broadcast TV besides the footage of the deputy captured on camera:

Sometimes police officers are put in impossible situations, and they carry these heartbreaking experiences with them for the rest of their lives.

Our thoughts and prayers are with this deputy, and the families of the flood victims.

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OfficerBlue
OfficerBlue

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Some of our old articles imported from our old site didn't make it over with video. I just manually added it so this article could be complete @Blueblood16 @ProGODProUSA

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

@Blueblood16 - you said it perfectly.

Blueblood16
Blueblood16

Thank you is not enough. What you all do for perfect strangers is amazing. Not many would put their life on the line for someone you dont know but you do. Unfortunately the worst happens and the officer doesnt make it. How do you say thank you. All of you are the definition of a hero.
Thanks and stay safe.

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