San Diego

Mission Valley Tunnel Rescue a ‘False Alarm': SDFD

A rescue underway for four people believed to be trapped inside a tunnel in Mission Valley was a false alarm, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (SDFD) confirmed. 

Crews responded to the call around 3:51 p.m. on the 7400 block of Hazard Center Drive. The area is behind the Doubletree Hotel.

SDFD initially said a tunnel may have collapsed, trapping the people inside.

But as of just after 4 p.m., fire officials called off the rescue, confirming it was a false alarm.

They said a transient man who lives in a confined space beneath the bridge heard voices in his head calling for help. 

Crews searching the space but did not find anyone.

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