Los Angeles Fire Department

Emergency crews work to recover two bodies submerged after weekend California storms

Emergency crews work to recover two bodies submerged after weekend California storms

Authorities launched separate recovery efforts Monday in Northern and Southern California for the bodies of two people who were swept away by fast-moving water during the weekend’s intense rains.

In Castro Valley, authorities were searching for the body of a woman whose vehicle skidded off a highway north of Hayward on Saturday and plunged into a swollen creek. In Harbor City, firefighters, police and coroner’s investigators were recovering the remains of a person, possibly an adult man, who was swept away Sunday by a strong currents near Machado Lake.

The powerful rainstorm was one of three storms that pummeled California recently and brought hours of heavy rain...

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