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Truck, Man's Body Found in Creek in Rainbow; Search for Boy Continues

The search for a boy a witness said she saw being swept away by rushing water in a creek in Rainbow on Sunday night was called off Monday afternoon due to high water levels.

A witness reported seeing a boy clinging to an object before being rushed away by the current in a creek in the area of 5th street near I-15 and Old Highway 395 on Sunday evening.

San Diego County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the creek and within hours found the body of an adult man. Due to dangerous conditions, crews were forced to leave the body where it was found and wait until Monday to extract it from the creek.

The search for the boy resumed at sunrise on Monday, but was called off at around 3:45 p.m. after finding no signs of the boy.

During that time, an overturned vehicle was found upside down in the river near the location where the man's body was discovered, according to North County Fire. 

After rescue crews recovered the body of a man found in a creek in Rainbow, they are still searching for a possible missing child. An overturned car was found upside in the river Monday morning. NBC 7’s Elena Gomez reports.

Although Sheriff's deputies received reports of a missing child and adult in Fallbrook Monday morning, they are not yet sure if it was connected with this case.

Sheriff's deputies asked the witness if she was sure she didn't mistake the boy for a man. The witness was sure that it was a boy, who appeared to be three to four years old.

Crews said they are not completely sure the child is in the creek. In the meantime they're asking people in Rainbow and Fallbrook to report any missing children. 

The Medical Examiner’s Office will be conducting its investigation to identify the man's body, notify the family and determine the cause and manner of death.

No other information was immediately available. 

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