Homeless man drowns in Paso Robles
February 26, 2011
A homeless man drowned Friday night after he fell asleep under a bridge and was swept away by the rain-swollen Salinas River in Paso Robles. [SanJoseMercuryNews]
Three homeless men were sleeping under the Niblick Road Bridge on an elevated sandbar on Friday night. The heavy rains caused the sometimes dry river bed or small creek to become a 30 to 40-foot-wide river.
The men awoke to find themselves submerged in rushing water. Two of the men escaped and called for help at 10:50 p.m.
The victim has not been identified at this time.