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Empty rafts prompt search of Whitewater ponds

Police unable to locate any missing rafters

PALM SPRINGS, Calif - Palm Springs Police searched most of Wednesday after someone reported seeing an empty raft in the Whitewater ponds near the Windmills.

Palm Springs Police called off the search around 2:00pm after there were unable to locate any missing rafters, or see any signs of distress in the area.

Police called out the Palm Springs Mounted Rescue Unit to aid in searching the whitewater ponds and river around 11am.  They combed the area but were unable to locate any missing rafters.  They did discover a second raft in one pond but also no signs of anyone on board or in the area. 

If anyone sees anything suspicious or knows anything about the missing rafts your asked to call police. 

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