UPDATE 3/28/15– San Bernardino County Sheriff Department personnel were sent to the 15000 block of State Highway 173 in Hesperia, to investigate the report that a white male had been found in the Aqueduct by maintenance personnel. Upon arrival, San Bernardino County Sheriff personnel confirmed that the body of an approximate 50-year-old white male had been found deceased in a collection point of the aqueduct. The body was removed from the aqueduct by San Bernardino County Sheriff and San Bernardino County Fire Department personnel. The name of the decedent is being withheld pending identification and family notification. The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department, Hesperia Station is investigating the incident. The San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner Department will be performing an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
HESPERIA: Authorities are attempting to recover a body that was discovered in the California Aqueduct near the Las Flores Ranch area off highway 173.
Per scanner traffic, a reporting party called dispatch at approximately 10:35 A.M., on Friday, March 27, 2015 and reported a possible dead body in the water.
Authorities responded and confirmed the body of a male in the California Aqueduct. No details on the victims identity were immediately available.
A swift water rescue was requested but cancelled a short time later.
More details will be updated as they continue to develop. Please check back later for more information as it becomes available.