Underwater rescue and recovery is a tough business. One wrong move, and people can die. The rescuer being one of them. However, when human life isn't a consideration, the process is simpler. The item must come out. In this case, the item turned out to be a sport utility vehicle — flipped upside down — in the Fowler Switch Canal between Sanger and Del Rey on a scorching afternoon. A tow truck, dive team and a handful of water rescue trained firefighters worked to haul it out. Whether the vehicle held a victim or multiple victims could not be determined. Several feet of rushing water aided by snowmelt from the previous winter of 2017 blocked the view. A glint of bumper and a shadow of a submerged tire peeked through. Authorities suspected that if people were inside, they were surely dead. This wasn't a rescue but a recovery.

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