"Searchers subsequently recovered the bodies of Sandeep Thottapilly and Saachi Thottapilly from inside the vehicle", the Sheriff Office said adding that the autopsies are expected to be performed this week as part of the coroner's investigation into the incident.
More than a week after an Indian family went missing in United States, their SUV that had fallen into a rain-swollen Northern California river has been found with two bodies inside, authorities said on Monday, as per a report in the New York Post.
On Sunday, 70 searchers using Jet Skis, boats and kayaks worked along the river in an ongoing effort to find the vehicle and family.
They had been traveling from Portland, Ore., and were supposed to meet with relatives in San Jose the following day before going back to their home in Santa Clarita, Calif., just outside Los Angeles.
It says the vehicle was encased in sediment but that divers were able to feel a person inside the auto. About 6:30 pm a tow truck was able to partially pull the vehicle out and two bodies were found inside it. The body of 38-year-old Soumya Thottapilly was found Friday.More news: Cisco Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) Sellers Strengthened By 21.28% Their Shorts
Authorities searching for a family whose SUV plunged into a rain-swollen Northern California river have found the vehicle and the body of a man and a girl inside it.
The bodies of Sandeep and Saachi were recovered on Monday inside the vehicle, a Honda Pilot, which was recovered from about 4-6 feet of river water, the police said. Their last known location was near Klamath near the OR border.
The Klamath River and a string of state and federal redwood parks lie along US 101, north of where motorists saw the vehicle fall into the Eel River.
The family was believed to be vacationing when they were reported missing last week.
The site of the crash is about 30 miles north of where another family's SUV plunged off of a cliff and crashed on the rocky Pacific Ocean shore. The crash killed a married couple, Jennifer Jean Hart and Sarah Margaret Hart, both 38, and at least three of their six children.