One dead after car plunges into Oakland estuary
One person has died after the car they were in went into the water near the Oakland International Airport this morning, an Oakland police dispatcher confirmed.
The incident began at around 8:05 a.m., when fire crews with the Oakland Fire Department responded to Langley Street and Doolittle Drive, according to a fire dispatcher.
Initial reports said two people were possibly trapped inside the submerged vehicle.
Rescue swimmers with both the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and the San Francisco Fire Department’s also responded to the scene.
One victim was taken to Highland Hospital, although it was not immediately clear if they were the same person that died.
A storm that arrived in the Bay Area Saturday has brought heavy winds and rain, resulting in flooding and downed trees in many parts of the region.
It was not immediately clear what caused the vehicle to go into the water.