Divers search for Winters teenager after nighttime accident near Lake Solano
LAKE SOLANO — Divers were looking for an 18-year-old Winters man on Sunday who had been missing shortly after midnight after the vehicle he was in crashed in the Lake Solano Pake area and sank.
Rescuers couldn’t find Eduardo Fierros overnight and resumed the search Sunday morning, the Solano County Sheriff’s Office reports.
Deputies responded to a call just after midnight Sunday in an area near the east end of Lake Solano County Park and Putah Creek Road, west of Canal Lane. Deputies who arrived there found a red truck completely submerged and found an 18-year-old man clinging to the shore. Deputies helped the man and called for medical help.
The man told deputies that his friend, Fierros, was still in the truck, the sheriff’s office reports.
Vacaville Fire Protection District firefighters trained in swift water rescue attempted to gain access to the truck but were unable to gain access. The Solano County Sheriff’s Office dive team was called in while deputies searched the shore. The truck was later recovered from the water and was unoccupied, the sheriff’s office reports.
Search and rescue personnel from the Solano County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, searched for Fierros throughout Sunday. The Sheriff’s Office at 12:20 p.m. announced the closure of Putah Creek Road from Pleasants Valley Road to Canal Road to facilitate the search.
No further updates were provided before the 7 p.m. press deadline on Sunday.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.