Three children airlifted across wash to safety

By Samie Gebers

Last update: Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Three children were air-rescued after being separated from their mother across the wash near Henry Mayo Drive near Highway 126, law enforcement officials confirmed.

The call came in to officials at 4:53 p.m. on Saturday.

“Three children were on one side of the wash and the mother was on the other side and they couldn’t get across,” said Lt. Bryan Aguilera.

“The L.A. County Fire Department used an air ship to move the children to the other side of the wash.”

The incident occurred on the 27200 block of Henry Mayo Drive and it is unclear how the children ended up on the opposite side of the wash prior to law enforcement arrival.

No injuries were reported.

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Three children airlifted across wash to safety

L.A. County Fire Department airlift three children across the wash near the 27200 block of Henry Mayo Drive near highway 126 on Saturday. Courtesy photo by Leslie Davis

Three children were air-rescued after being separated from their mother across the wash near Henry Mayo Drive near Highway 126, law enforcement officials confirmed.

The call came in to officials at 4:53 p.m. on Saturday.

“Three children were on one side of the wash and the mother was on the other side and they couldn’t get across,” said Lt. Bryan Aguilera.

“The L.A. County Fire Department used an air ship to move the children to the other side of the wash.”

The incident occurred on the 27200 block of Henry Mayo Drive and it is unclear how the children ended up on the opposite side of the wash prior to law enforcement arrival.

No injuries were reported.

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Samie Gebers

Samie Gebers

Samie Gebers is currently studying broadcast journalism at College of the Canyons. She reports on the weekends as well as produces video content during the week.

  • K. Hebert

    Terrible reporting. Why were they there? Why was the mother on one side of the wash and not with her children? Where are they from? How old were the children? Next time just draw some stick figures it’ll be about as informative.

    • luisa

      I agree: this story makes NO sense. Also, how wide was “the wash?” How deep, etc, that it became uncrossable so suddenly — I assume it was suddenly, or else how could the children have become separated all of a sudden? Were there any warnings on the road, if not, how many of these obstacles are around SCV, where people can get stuck at any time? Were other people affected? Did local “officials” weigh in on what happened, what went wrong? Exactly HOW did this happen? Did the mother try to keep driving through deep water and get out to push the car, or HOW did the kids get separated? Ever heard of training “reporters” to investigate and try to answer specific questions?

Samie Gebers

Samie Gebers

Samie Gebers is currently studying broadcast journalism at College of the Canyons. She reports on the weekends as well as produces video content during the week.