Santa Ana police officers rescued a mother and her 8-year-old child after they fell into the Santa Ana River on Saturday afternoon, as well as a man who had jumped in to try and save them, police said.
Police were called around 12:30 p.m. to the area of the riverbed by 1st Street, which had filled after the weekend's powerful storm. They saw three people in the middle of the water, Santa Ana police said in a statement. Four officers jumped in and rescued them.
The mother and child were transported to a hospital as a precaution, and the man was treated at the scene.
Utility crews were still working to restore power to about 50,000 Los Angeles residents as of 2 p.m. Saturday.
“There was a lot of wind, there was a lot of downed wires and that kind of operation does take time, ”said L.A. Department of Water and Power spokeswoman Kim Hughes. “We’re working as quickly ... as possible, with safety in mind.”
More than 82,000 LADWP customers were without power when the storm was at its worst on Friday afternoon, according to an LADWP statement. The department expects most of the remaining customers to get their power back in the next 12 to 24 hours, the statement says.
A Studio City sinkhole that two cars fell into Friday night "was probably caused by a combination of excessive rain and a possible sewer failure," according to a statement from the Los Angeles Department of Public Works.
The bureaus of Sanitation, Engineering and Contract Administration removed the cars overnight and started stabilizing the sinkhole on Woodbridge Street at Laurel Canyon Boulevard.
Crews are "working to shore up the sinkhole in order to remove debris, assess the situation, and determine next steps," according to the statement. The repairs may take several days.
Amtrak suspended passenger train service on its Pacific Surfliner route between Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo on Saturday morning because of mudslides in the Santa Barbara area.
With heavy rain threatening to send water, mud and debris onto tracks, railroad operators were conducting inspections to make sure it was safe to travel, said Union Pacific Railroad spokesman Justin Jacobs.
There is no alternate Amtrak service between L.A. and San Luis Obispo, and around 3 p.m. Saturday, Jacobs said Union Pacific hoped service would resume Saturday evening.