OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A body has been found where a vehicle went off the road and plummeted about 100 feet down an embankment in the Oakland Hills, according to authorities.
Oakland fire crews confirmed around 3 p.m. that they had located a body in the area of where the car drove off of Grizzly Peak Boulevard.
Emergency crews had been searching for victims in the rain since Friday morning.
Emergency crews received a call reporting the incident near Marlborough Terrace and Grizzly Peak Boulevard at 8:49 a.m. on Friday, fire officials said.
The Oakland Fire Department did not immediately say how many people were believed to be in the vehicle when it went over the embankment.
Oakland police spokeswoman Felicia Aisthorpe said via email just after 11 a.m. that the vehicle accident is “associated to a missing person” but did not give the identity of the missing person.
Oakland police put out a statement shortly before noon saying: “So far no persons have been located or recovered from the scene. The search continues.”
Emergency crews are asking drivers in the area to slow down as crews are continuing to search the area.
While the vehicle was being removed from the embankment, the cord to the tow truck snapped, causing the white vehicle to go down the embankment once again.
Nobody was hurt during that incident.