Oakland man rescued from canal in Antioch, Wednesday morning

By Corporal James Stenger 3604, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at about 7:33 AM, Antioch Police Dispatch received a call regarding a 38-year-old male who jumped into the water district canal to the rear of the Sutter Delta Hospital Emergency Room, near Lone Tree Way at Sunset Lane. An APD K-9 unit was first on scene and contacted the male in the canal. The K-9 officer used his dog leash to attempt to help the male Oakland resident out of the canal.

The ConFire Water Rescue Team arrived on scene and assisted the APD K-9 officer by providing a long pole. They were able to get the male out of the frigid water.

This was a great collaboration between the APD and ConFire. It was determined that the male intentionally jumped into the canal and because of this he was placed on a mental health hold.

This preliminary information is made available by the Field Services Bureau. There will be no further information released regarding this case at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non emergency line at (925) 778-2441. You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the key word ANTIOCH.

One Comment to “Oakland man rescued from canal in Antioch, Wednesday morning”

  1. XXX says:

    This is what I’m talking about – the first-responders have to deal with the likes of this type of citizen. Antioch never used to have these type of idiots running around wreaking havoc. There I was on Sunday, exiting east bound on Lone Tree. Two people, one on each corner, panhandling. I yelled to the girl that I was calling the police, she just shrugs. Knowing the cops won’t do anything or even respond. They run this town and the stupid, everyday driver gives them money. Unreal. They make upwards of $60 bucks an hour standing there. When was the last time the Antioch citizen made that much money. STOP GIVING THEM MONEY

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