Car drives off embankment near Lake Merced
An unoccupied car was found Wednesday morning down a steep embankment at San Francisco’s Lake Merced, police and fire 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. and after deploying a rescue K-9 named Inges, they found no one was in the car, which did not go into the water, fire department spokesman Jonathan Baxter said.
A rescue team confirmed the dog’s finding after making their way down the embankment.
Police have not determined whether the car was stolen.