Body Discovered in Submerged Car

The car tumbled 400 feet down an embankment, authorities said.

California Highway Patrol officials confirmed that a body was discovered inside a car found partially submerged in the San Gabriel Reservoir Wednesday 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.

CHP officials initially described the car as a black, 1993, 4-door Nissan Maxima, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Earlier:  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.


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