VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A family walking their dogs along the California Aqueduct in Victorville Sunday evening discovered a body floating in the water.
The couple, Bonnie and Lynn Klockenteger and their son were finishing up their daily walk and heading back to their truck when they spotted something in the water.
“I thought it was a mannequin at first, and as the body got closer to us, I knew it was a person,” stated the couple’s adult son.
San Bernardino County Fire and Victorville Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the call at approximately 6:08 p.m. just east of Highway 395 and south of Eucalyptus Street.
Firefighters were able to recover the man’s body a short time later.
“We have been walking along this aqueduct of over 30 years, and we’ve seen some pretty crazy things floating past us, including a pig,” stated the couple. “We never imagined seeing a body floating.”
The sheriff’s helicopter was requested to search the area for any vehicles or additional victims.
Authorities are investigating to determine who the man is, and how he ended up in the aqueduct.
The location of where the body was pulled out was just feet away from a memorial site in remembrance of a man who died trying to pull his dog out of the aqueduct on Valentine’s Day 2017.
This is a developing story and additional information will be updated as it becomes available.