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Update: Body Discovered in Submerged Car

The car tumbled 400 feet down an embankment into the San Gabriel River, authorities said.

Update: California Highway Patrol officials have confirmed that a body was discovered inside a car found partially submerged in the San Gabriel Reservoir this morning.

The vehicle was discovered at 7:20 a.m. Authorities claimed then that no casualties were associated with the vehicle and left the scene at around 9:30 a.m. The vehicle was pulled from the water, but officials from Jan's Towing called authorities after 1 p.m. alerting them that they discovered a body inside the car.

According to earlier reports, Lt. Andy Berg of The Los Angeles County Sheriff's  San Dimas station said the vehicle was in the reservoir "for quite awhile."

The case is currently under investigation.

Previous:  A car was spotted this morning, partially submerged at the edge of the San Gabriel Reservoir in the Angeles National Forest, and authorities said the vehicle had been there for some time and there were no casualties associated with it.

Firefighters were sent about 7:20 a.m. to the location where the vehicle apparently had tumbled about 400 feet down an embankment from state Route 39 at mile marker 24, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Sheriff's Lt. Andy Berg of the San Dimas Station said the car had been there "for quite awhile'' and had been known to law enforcement.

However, it became visible this morning, apparently after the waters receded, which generated the call to authorities, Berg said. No casualties were associated with the car, and there was no search ordered, Berg said.

Previous: A car was found partially submerged today at the edge of the San Gabriel Reservoir in the Angeles National Forest, and authorities were trying to determine if there were any casualties.

The vehicle, which was discovered about 7:20 a.m., apparently had tumbled about 400 feet down an embankment from state Route 39 at mile marker 24, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The car apparently had been there "for some time," a fire department representative said. Crews were working to recover the vehicle.

ROBERT E. FISHBACK November 16, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Dear Citizen: I am 73 yrs old and am in the downhill side..having ascended to the spine of the roof and now sliding down....Of all things, I am glad for, I was not robbed of my childhood....Much nearer my end, but thankful for my beginning time. I am somewhat like the three children you spoke of: All I have are memories
Citzen November 16, 2012 at 11:28 PM
huh??? What does that have to do with the empathy for these children who didn't know if their daddy had abandon them for the past year. It may have been important that these children knew what happened to their daddy sooner than later.
ROBERT E. FISHBACK November 16, 2012 at 11:50 PM
What ever happened, I was assuming that the children might have some good memories which are better than no memories. It may be that the children are better off not knowing the whole story
Citzen November 17, 2012 at 12:34 AM
I think the children should know their Daddy didn't runaway from them or leave them He had an accident. Children tend to blame them self when bad things happen even when it had nothing to do with them.
ROBERT E. FISHBACK November 22, 2012 at 05:57 PM
You make a point in the most creative way..good work

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