Scouts Rescued from California Campground

March 22, 2011 by   - () 2 Comments

Editor’s Note: Click here to watch a brief video, courtesy of KEYT-TV, about Sunday’s rescue of some campers at a campground in California.

In Ventura County, Calif., rescuers were kept busy on Sunday (March 20) after raging waters threatened people from Thousand Oaks to Ventura, KEYT-TV, Santa Barbara, reported.

In Ventura, 72 people were evacuated from the Ventura RV Park next to the Ventura River. Those at the park were moved to the Ventura County Fairgrounds Sunday afternoon amid concerns of the river overflowing its banks. Ventura Police and Fire helped with the evacuations.

Firefighters and swift water rescue teams rescued a total of 20people and four dogs trapped by rising waters on an island in the middle of the river. An estimated 20 additional people were escorted from other river areas.

A beachgoer discovered the body of a man washed up on the beach near the Ventura Fairgrounds.

The Ventura County Medical Examiner identified the man as 38-year-old Jason Clifford Foster of Oxnard.

The cause of death is still under investigation.

At least 40 recreation vehicless moved to the Fairgrounds during the downpour.

The RV park has been flooded before so crews prepared for the worst.

They are still concerned about the next storm.


2 Responses to “Scouts Rescued from California Campground”

  1. Camper Glamis on March 22nd, 2011 10:58 pm

    This was really scary and it can happen anytime especially when weather becomes unpredictable. Do you think this campground can maybe be rehabilitated? I mean make higher grounds or transfer the camping grounds to a higher location?

  2. Candice Marie Foster on June 23rd, 2011 12:20 am

    Jason Clifford Foster was my dad I never got the chance to meet him my mom left him when I was six weeks old, I’ll never get the chance to meet him now. . .