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Deputies search for car in water off Grizzly Island Road

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Law enforcement officials look at a section of Grizzly Island Road where a woman reported being in a car that went off the road into Hill Slough Thursday afternoon. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

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From page A5 | February 07, 2014 |

SUISUN CITY — Sheriff’s deputies spent much of Thursday trying to piece together what happened to a woman they found on Grizzly Island Road.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 2:45 p.m. about a disheveled woman near the Hill Slough Bridge on Grizzly Island Road, south of Highway 12, said Deputy Daryl Snedeker. Deputies found the woman, wet and with abrasions.

Deputies were still at NorthBay Medical Center with the woman Thursday night, but had yet to identify her.

Snedeker said the woman told deputies she was driving a car and it went into the slough just before the bridge. Beyond that, he said the woman had not provided deputies with much useful information.

“There was evidence that a vehicle very well may have gone into the water,” Snedeker said. “There’s tire tracks in the mud where there shouldn’t be any.”

Those tracks were just above a 2-foot drop into the water, which can reach depths of 30 feet depending on the tide, Snedeker said.

He said the Sheriff’s Office dive team was called out and two divers searched the water 100 yards in each direction. They also conducted a grid search of the area, but found nothing.

Divers told Snedeker that if there was any remaining air in the vehicle, the outgoing tide could have carried it as much as 300 yards out.

Snedeker said the department’s marine unit would be on the water Friday to try to locate any vehicle using sonar equipment.

Reach Mike Corpos at 427-6979 or mcorpos@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/mcorposdr.

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  • Miss Sing CarrFebruary 07, 2014 - 11:35 am

    Yeah, well I have never caught anything around there, either.

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