Car found in Mission Bay after going off Fiesta Island; no one inside

Lifeguards located a car that had been driven into Mission Bay from Fiesta Island Tuesday morning. No one was inside.
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Lifeguards located the submerged car after divers searched near Fiesta Island


No one was inside a car found submerged in Mission Bay near Fiesta Island early Tuesday.

San Diego police responded after someone reported seeing the black sedan roll into the bay shortly after 7:15 a.m. Officers found tire tracks in the sand, said police spokesperson Scott Lockwood.

With a San Diego Fire-Rescue helicopter overhead, lifeguards used boats and divers to look for the submerged vehicle.

After someone on the shore pointed them in the right direction, the car was found about 120 feet from shore. It was about 15 feet under water.

“It took a little bit for lifeguards to find it,” said San Diego police Sgt. Tracey Williams. “Once they located it, they towed the car out and nobody was inside. The keys were inside the vehicle.”

Police don’t know if the car was intentionally driven into the water or rolled accidentally. “Our concern is to get to the vehicle as fast as we can” in case anyone is inside, Williams said.

He said the car had not been reported stolen and will be impounded.

Lockwood said sheriff’s deputies planned to contact the registered owner.

Lifeguards searched Mission Bay after getting a report that a car drove into the water from Fiesta Island.
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