ALAMEDA (CBS SF) — An Alameda fire rescue swimmer pulled a drowning man out of a submerged vehicle in the Oakland Estuary Saturday morning, a fire captain said, but the victim did not survive.
Emergency crews were called to the waterfront near Blanding Avenue and Broadway at 7:01 a.m. this morning on report of a submerged vehicle, according to Capt. James Colburn with the Alameda Fire Department.READ MORE: 1 Dead, 2 Injured In Concord Shooting
Witnesses told investigators that a vehicle had been seen speeding through a parking lot before it went up onto a sidewalk, thru a barricade and into the water, Colburn said.
A rescue swimmer with the Alameda Fire Department was able to pull a man out of a vehicle. He was transported to Highland Hospital, and pronounced deceased sometime after leaving the scene, according to Colburn.READ MORE: Caught on Camera: Oakland Restaurant Worker Robbed At Gunpoint
Dive teams searched the waters around the vehicle for additional victims.
Crews on scene included personnel from Alameda police and fire, Southern Marin Fire Protection District, the San Francisco Fire Department, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Coast Guard.MORE NEWS: Concord Man Convicted Of Firebombing People On Enemies List Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison
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