Firefighters discover car down steep embankment at Lake Merced

An unoccupied car was found Wednesday morning down a steep embankment at San Francisco’s Lake Merced, police and fire officials said.

The first call to the San Francisco Fire Department came in at 5:30 a.m. at Clearfield Drive and Lake Merced Boulevard, on the north side of the lake.

A person who called the Fire Department said some people walked up an embankment and talked for a few minutes before leaving in two separate white sedans at 2 a.m., according to fire officials.

The person reported seeing the car rolled over and saw a reflection of the car’s lights.

Firefighters got to the embankment at 5:40 a.m. and after deploying a rescue K-9 named Angus, they found no one was in the car, which did not go into the water, fire department spokesman Jonathan Baxter said.

A rescue team confirmed the dog’s finding after making their way down the embankment.

Police have not determined whether the car was stolen.

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