Incident Name: Wasco Canal Incident
Incident Time: 9:30:00 am
Incident Date: 02-14-2015
Incident Location: Highway 46 & Smith Road, Wasco
Incident Type: Canal Recovery 
Resources Used: Engine 31; USAR 61; Battalion 3; CHP; Cal OSHA; Kern County Coroner 
 Personnel  10


Canal Recovery - Highway 46 & Smith Road, Wasco

A passerby noticed a tractor in an irrigation canal south of Highway 46 and west of Highway 99. Upon further investigation the passerby noticed a body pinned under the tractor in about 3ft. of water. The KCFD was immediately notified. On arrival, crews made entry into the canal to rescue the victim and at that point saw the victim presented obvious signs of death. The Urban Search and Rescue Crew, USAR 61, was called in to assist with recovering the body. Crews made their way into the canal and with the assistance of a local tow truck, were able to release the victim from under the tractor. The cause of the accident is under investigation by CHP and the name of the victim has not been released.



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