5 rescued from Coyote Creek waters near homeless encampment

- A rescue operation is underway at Coyote Creek in San Jose.

Homeless people are being rescued from the flooded creek.  The creek is near Los Lagos golf course. 

At least five people have been rescued. Rescue crews are searching for additional missing people.

There were apparently 40 people in the area at a homeless encampment when the water began rising very quickly.

According to San Jose Fire homeless people living in the area had been verbally warned about the dangerous conditions prior to the flooding. 

The water is carrying debris and it may be contaminated, according to San Jose Fire. 

The water is expected to continue to rise until about 1 p.m. 

Stay with KTVU.com for updates on this developing story.

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