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Two children pulled from submerged car in southern San Diego County

August 5, 2012 |  9:16 pm

Two children were taken by helicopter Sunday to a hospital in "life-threatening condition" after being pulled from a car submerged in the Otay Lakes reservoir in southern San Diego County, officials said.

Two adults were also in the car when it went off the road and into the reservoir. Their condition is also unknown. Rescuers had difficulty finding the car because of the murkiness of the lake.

The incident occured about 6:15 p.m. The children were taken by helicopter to Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego.

Initial reports are that the car went into the lake when the driver may have failed to negotiate a sharp bend in the road. The lake is used for training by the nearby Olympic training facility.


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