OAKLAND (KRON) — Dive teams were searching for a car that fell into the Oakland Estuary Sunday morning, according to reports from multiple agencies.
By 10:30 a.m. officials reported they were pulling a body from the water.
The victim was in the water for up to two hours before being found by rescuers.
Authorities later confirmed the victim, 68-year-old Paul Scherer, was deceased.
Crews from San Francisco Fire assisted Oakland fire crews in the search and rescue.
The incident was first reported on Twitter at 8:53 a.m.
Officials say a truck went off the side of the Fruitvale Bridge and into the water.
It appears the driver was the only person inside the car.
Confirmed vehicle into the estuary. Crews on scene. Glascock x Regatta. E13,12,18,T6,Marine 1 pic.twitter.com/kWd5DvePg4
— Oakland Firefighters (@OaklandFireLive) November 26, 2017
Rescue 1 Dive Team and Battalion 3 are currently assisting @OaklandFireLive @OaklandFire55 for a “Confirmed vehicle into the estuary. Crews on scene. Glascock x Regatta. E13,12,18,T6,Marine 1” pic.twitter.com/6TNTCdpeHr
— San Francisco Fire (@sffdpio) November 26, 2017
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