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Wheelchair bound man falls into canal

(Holtville man rescued from a canal)…The Sheriff’s office recently received a call that a man had fallen into a canal.

Deputy Lisa Diaz responded to the call. When she arrived at the scene, near the 100 block of west 9th Street, she found an electrical wheelchair partially submerged in the canal. Diaz entered the dirt-lined canal, and she was able to locate the man under water. Senior Deputy Figueroa from the Sheriff Department’s Holtville office, arrived on scene and assisted Diaz in removing the 74 year old from the canal. Holtville Fire Department personnel initiated CPR. The man began to regain consciousness, and he was transported to an area hospital. The condition of the unidentified man is not known. The incident is under investigation,