Pregnant homeless woman rescued from storm drain in Anaheim

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) — Police and firefighters in Anaheim rescued a pregnant woman who got stuck in a storm drain that fed into the “fast-moving waters” of the Santa Ana River, authorities said.

It happened Tuesday around 9:15 a.m. near Imperial Highway. Investigators said the woman is homeless and was living in the tunnel.

An Orange County Fire Authority helicopter assisted in the search and crews were able to safely rescue the woman.

“That was probably where she was staying during this rain, and it poses significant danger staying in those storm drains,” said Anaheim Police Sgt. Jon McClintock.

The woman did not appear to be injured, but was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.

The Anaheim Police Department said it has activated emergency shelters to help those in need during the dangerous weather conditions.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.