THOUSAND OAKS ( –Rescuers have located the body of a man in his 20s who was swept away in a barranca Friday afternoon in Thousand Oaks.

Ventura County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue crews found the man’s body in the Aroyo Conejo Creek at about 8:45 a.m. Saturday. He was located by a search helicopter and swift-water rescuers. The recovery effort was expected to take several hours.

The victim’s name was not released.

Just before 2:30 p.m. Friday, three people were rescued after getting stranded on high ground within a barranca west of the 1200 block of Caminos Dos Rios, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office reports.

The victims told rescuers that a fourth person was swept away by strong currents prior to the arrival of rescue personnel.

Air and ground teams with Thousand Oaks police, the Ventura County Fire Department assisted the sheriff’s office with the search, which had been ongoing since Friday.

Conejo valley trails and creeks remain closed due to flood conditions, the sheriff’s office said.


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