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Body Recovered From Aqueduct in Victorville

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( A man’s body was recovered from the California Aqueduct Thursday night.

Just before 9:00 p.m., emergency personnel requested assistance from the Swift Water Rescue Team after it was reported that a man was spotted in the aqueduct near Highway 395 and Eucalyptus.

According to Sergeant S. Kelly with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, a person riding a bike discovered a white male adult floating face down in the water.

The bike rider continued to follow the man as he floated with the current, Kelly stated.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department was dispatched and pulled the body from the water using swift water rescue tools at approximately 9:30 p.m. just west of Highway 395.

At this time authorities are investigating the incident to determine how the man ended up in the aqueduct.

Information will be updated as it becomes available.

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