Man falls into well in Palmdale
Rescued after 24 hours
PALMDALE, Ca,if.—A man who fell into a well in Palmdale and was trapped there for more than 24 hours was recuperating from the ordeal Sunday.
The man was pulled out of the well at 90th Street East and Avenue Q about 9 p.m. Saturday after county fire department rescuers broke up the concrete around the well's narrow mouth, authorities told the Los Angeles Times.
Once rescued, the man appeared to be OK but in pain; he was taken to a hospital to be checked out, according to a county fire dispatcher.
The man, whose name was unavailable, apparently dropped something into the well and fell in while trying to get it out, NBC4 reported. Some equestrians in the area summoned help when they heard him calling out from about 6 feet below ground level, Channel 4 reported.
Keller Williams Realty, in conjunction with Palmdale and the Antelope Valley Mall, announced the results of their recent Red Day events.
Between their food drive and Red Day Walk, the groups raised $12,645 in cash and more than 10,000 pounds of food for local charities including South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES), Grace Resources, the WAVE Foundation and the American Cancer Society.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Peter Sagan of Slovakia sprinted past Australian Michael Matthews to win today’s third stage of the Tour of California, the nation’s largest cycling event.
Sagan completed the 110.3-mile stage from Palmdale to Santa Clarita in four hours, 20 minutes, 31 seconds. Each of the next 99 cyclists were credited with the same time.
“The last three kilometers were crazy with all the sprinters who wanted to win,” Sagan said.
PALMDALE, Calif. — The eighth edition of the Tour of California begins two days of racing in Los Angeles County today with a 110.3-mile stage from Palmdale to Santa Clarita.
The 121 cyclists will leave from Marie Kerr Park at 11:20 a.m. for a stage that will feature racing through the hills north of Santa Clarita along San Francisquito Canyon and a 22-mile climb up Lake Hughes Road, followed by a gradual 18-mile descent down Spunky Canyon and Bouquet Road.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Southland again will bake in dry heat today, creating what the National Weather Service (NWS) called an “elevated fire danger” falling short of red flag conditions.
“A strong upper-level high-pressure system in combination with weak onshore flow near the surface brought record-breaking triple-digit heat to portions of the valleys and foothills on Sunday,” noted an NWS advisory.
Four people, including two men who stopped an assailant involved in an attack last November on a woman in Monterey Park, were honored Wednesday as “courageous citizens” by District Attorney Jackie Lacey.
Hoa “Tony” Luong, 21, of Rosemead, was lauded for coming to the aid of a 60-year-old woman as she was being struck in the back of the head with a claw hammer and struggling with the assailant in a residential neighborhood of Monterey Park.