Paso Robles police warned homeless of danger, most didn’t listen

March 24, 2018

Crews rescued 10 people from the Salinas River in Paso Robles on Thursday, after earlier warning approximately 25 people who live there to leave. Most of the homeless living along the river ignored the warnings. [Cal Coast Times]

A CHP helicopter rescued six people while Paso Robles and Atascadero firefighters rescued four people. One dog died in the flooding.

At least two of the rescued individuals were transported to the hospital.

In South County, there was at least one swift water rescue on Thursday. Cal Fire crews rescued two people who were stranded at the edge of San Luis Obispo Creek in the Avila Beach area. No one was injured during the incident.

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Why didn’t they just arrest them? Then they would have been safe with a roof over their heads, a warm dry bed and a hot meal.

Where could they go? We shun them everywhere we see them.

What an idiotic statement. They would head for higher ground like anyone else whose brain isn’t stewed from drugs and alcohol. Your concern should be for the brave men and women who had to rescue them and the taxpayers who had to foot the bill.

People have to endanger their lives to save drug addicts. Disgusting.

Homeless transients encamped in a riverbed didn’t heed the advice of authorities? Say it isn’t so!