Car falls down steep embankment at SF’s Lake Merced

(San Francisco Fire Department)

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A car was found Wednesday morning that had fallen down a steep embankment at San Francisco’s Lake Merced, police officials said.

The first call to the San Francisco Fire Department came in at 5:30 a.m. at Clearfield Drive and Lake Merced Boulevard, on the north side of the lake.

A person who called the Fire Department said some people walked up an embankment and talked for a few minutes before leaving in two separate white sedans at 2 a.m., according to fire officials.

The person reported seeing the car rolled over and saw a reflection of the car’s lights.

Firefighters got to the embankment at 5:40 a.m.

Officials used a rescue K-9 named Inges, but no one was found in the car.

The car did not go into the water.

A rescue team confirmed the dog’s finding after making their way down the embankment.

Police have not determined whether the car was stolen.

It is unclear how the car went down the embankment.

The incident is under investigation.

Bay City News Service contributed to this report

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