Driver turns himself in after car found abandoned in ocean at Dog Beach


SAN DIEGO — Police say a driver has turned himself in after his car was found abandoned in the water at Ocean Beach Wednesday morning.

The vehicle was reported abut 100 feet out in the water at Dog Beach, near the flood control channel off West Point Loma Boulevard and Voltaire Street, around 5:30 a.m., according to San Diego Police Department.

Officers and San Diego lifeguards searched for a driver but there was no immediate sign of the person responsible, SDPD said, and it wasn’t initially clear how the car ended up in the water in the first place. Eventually, officers say a man approached them and admitted being responsible for the vehicle.

They did not share further details on why he said the car ended up in the water and whether the driver would face charges.

There were no injuries reported at the beach, for dogs or people.

Lifeguards helped hook a tow truck up to the vehicle and dragged it out of the water, a San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesperson said.

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