According to Fire Chief Steve Hall of West Stanislaus Fire Department and Patterson Fire, the authorities were attempting an alleged water rescue after someone heard splashing in the canal as they were driving by. By the time the authorities arrived to the scene, Chief Hall said the vehicle was already submerged. Broken glass was found on the Delta and the bank, as well as tracks leading into the canal.
Although there is no information on the vehicle itself as of press time, Chief Hall believes the vehicle may have been stolen as of Monday morning, April 21.
No victims were found, although an investigation is currently ongoing.