December 5, 2023
A lifeguard close to the partially submerged truck in Tecolote Creek. Photograph credit score: OnScene.TV

Lifeguards have been summoned to Tecolote Creek Sunday morning after a truck was discovered within the water beneath the bridge at East Mission Bay Drive.

An preliminary search confirmed nobody was contained in the crashed truck, however at about midday, the proprietor arrived and advised San Diego police he had been at a birthday celebration on Fiesta Island the night time earlier than, in line with OnScene.TV.

Whereas leaving the park, he stated he was going too quick on the curve and, distracted by his cellphone, misplaced management, sending the truck into the creek.

Regardless of it being excessive tide, with the water as much as the truck’s roof, the motive force was capable of escape and swim to shore. He stated he didn’t name for assist as a result of his cellphone remained within the truck. Lifeguards stated the crash occurred earlier than 10 p.m. Saturday.

A small quantity of gasoline leaked into the creek from the truck’s ruptured fuel tank, and authorities notified the the U.S. Coast Guard in regards to the spill.