At 9:46 a.m., the Ontario Fire Department received a call from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department’s HOPE team who reported multiple homeless individuals in the riverbed at 1200 E. 4th Street who needed rescue. The Ontario Fire Department and Ontario Police Department responded to the scene where they determined 6 homeless individuals were missing.
The Ontario Fire Department has rescued 3 individuals from the wash, 2 of which were transported to local area hospitals, and one refused medical treatment. Unfortunately, one individual was also found deceased, and the search is underway for the other 2 missing individuals.
The City of Ontario Emergency Operations Center is activated to provide services to the individuals impacted and to support the search efforts.