OAKLAND (CBS SF) – A Port of Oakland employee who died when his truck went into the water off a street in West Oakland on Friday afternoon has been identified by the Alameda County coroner’s bureau as 78-year-old Manuel Stimpson.

Stimpson, a longshoreman from San Francisco, was in the truck when it was apparently knocked into the water near the 2800 block of Seventh Street around 1:35 p.m. He was submerged for more than 30 minutes, Oakland fire Battalion Chief Coy Justice said.

Divers were able to reach the car and retrieve his body, Justice said. The truck was also removed from the water.

Stimpson had worked at the Port of Oakland for more than 50 years, a co-worker said.

The port was shut down until Saturday in light of the accident.

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