Update: Crews work to remove truck from Carlsbad lagoon
CARLSBAD (KUSI) — 10:00 a.m. — Police were able to resume the search of a truck found floating in the Carlsbad lagoon Wednesday.
According to Carlsbad police, the truck was reported stolen by the owner Tuesday night.
Carlsbad Fire, a San Diego Sheriff’s dive team and California State Lifegaurds helped remove the truck from the lagoon shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Water currents now allow truck to be pulled from lagoon. Registered owner reported truck stolen last night. pic.twitter.com/afH0d0XuFJ
— Carlsbad Police (@CarlsbadPolice) June 1, 2016
8 a.m. — Police continued to investigate a truck found floating in the Carlsbad lagoon, Wednesday morning.
A person reported seeing a truck go off an embankment and into the lagoon around 1 a.m. Wednesday, police Sgt. Gil Beason said. When police arrived, they found the truck floating in the water upside down.
Three police officers went into the water, searching for survivors but an initial search of the vehicle found that no one was inside, according to Carlsbad police.
A lifeguard dive team then entered the water to assist with the search, but also determined that visibility and current conditions were too dangerous to continue, Beason said. The vehicle was unstable in the lagoon’s strong current and the water visibility was made worse by poor lighting conditions in the area.
The truck appeared to have entered the lagoon on the east side of Carlsbad Blvd. at Garfield St. but the tide and current carried it into the middle of the lagoon, police said.
Efforts to remove the truck from the lagoon were ongoing as crews waited for low tide later in the day, Beason said. It has been determined that no one is inside.
This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available.