UPDATED: Car Found Submerged in San Gabriel Reservoir

The car tumbled 400 feet down an embankment, authorities said.

Update: California Highway Patrol officials have confirmed that a body was found inside a car found partially submerged in the San Gabriel Reservoir this morning.

The vehicle was discovered at 7:20 a.m. Authorities claimed then that no casualties were associated with the vehicle. The vehicle was towed from the scene, but officials from Jan's Towing called authorities after 1 p.m. alerting them that they discovered a body inside the car.

According to earlier reports, Lt. Andy Berg of The Los Angeles County Sheriff's  San Dimas station said the vehicle was in the reservoir "for quite awhile."

The case is currently under investigation.

Previous story: A car was found partially submerged at the edge of the San Gabriel Reservoir in the Angeles National Forest, and authorities were trying to determine if there were any casualties.

The vehicle, which was discovered about 7:20 a.m. today, apparently had tumbled about 400 feet down an embankment from state Route 39 at mile marker 24, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The car apparently had been there "for some time," a fire department representative said. Crews were working to recover the vehicle.


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