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.

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

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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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