Divers find car swept down Green River with kids inside
Story Published: Nov 7, 2008 at 9:09 AM PST
Story Updated: Nov 7, 2008 at 11:41 AM PST
By KOMO Staff
Capt. Kyle Ohashi says there's "not much hope" for two children, ages 2 and 14, who were in the car.
The 16-year-old girl who was driving made it out of the car.
Auburn police Sgt. Scott Near said the driver called 911 just before 9 a.m. and told dispatchers she lost control of her car and swerved into the river in the 29800 block of Green River Road.
The girl told police that as water began to fill the car, she tried to free a 14 year old and 2-year-old child who were still in the vehicle, but she was not able to get them out.
"She's pretty distraught and shaken up," Near said.
The girl, who is the aunt of one of the boys, swam to shore where she flagged down help and called 911. She's currently being treated at Auburn Regional Medical Center.
Police shut down area roads, and dive teams from several agencies rushed to the scene and spent hours searching the murky waters.
Boats and helicopters were also called in to help, and the vehicle was located about 11 a.m.
Divers are attaching a winch cable to the submerged car so it can be pulled out of the water, but because of poor visibility they have not been able to determine for sure whether the two kids are still in the vehicle.