Vehicle submerged in Delta-Mendota
by Brooke Borba | Patterson Irrigator
Apr 21, 2014 | 1460 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CROWS LANDING— Emergency crews from the California Highway Patrol, Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department, West Stanislaus Fire Department and air ambulance raced to the area of Bell and Fink Roads after receiving a report of a vehicle entering the Delta-Mendota Canal at roughly 11:45 p.m., Saturday, April 19.

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.

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