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Emergency Services Personnel Respond to the Report of a Truck in the Lagoon

CARLSBAD, Calif. - On June 1 at 00:42 a.m., a City of Carlsbad police officer was flagged by a citizen who reported a truck had gone off the hill and into the Lagoon in the area of Carlsbad Boulevard and Sequoia Avenue.

Responding officers found the point the truck went into the Lagoon was at Garfield Street. The truck was laying on its roof.

Three officers went into the water to rescue anyone that might be inside the truck. Visibility did not allow them to see if anyone was inside. The officers left the water do to the vehicle’s instability and the water’s strong current conditions.

Carlsbad and Oceanside Fire Department personnel responded to the scene to assist. The Fire Department used flares to check along the hillside for a driver of the vehicle.

California State Parks Life Guards also responded.

A lifeguard dive team entered the water to assist with the search and also found the vehicle’s instability and the water’s strong current conditions unsafe to continue. 

Due to the water’s strong current conditions and darkness, members of the responding parties found it unsafe to retrieve the truck at the time. Efforts to retrieve the truck continue as responders watch the water conditions and find it can be safely removed. 

Efforts to search for a driver of the vehicle continue. 

For more information
Sergeant Gil Beason, 760-931-2136 or gil.beason@carlsbadca.gov

Police media contact
Jodee Sasway, Public Information Officer, 760-931-2105 or jodee.sasway@carlsbadca.gov


June 1, 2016