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Dangerous Search Resumes for Tow Truck That Plunged into Sacramento River; Married Couple Presumed Inside

SACRAMENTO — The dangerous search for a tow truck and married couple who plunged into the Sacramento River last week resumed early Monday.

Divers from a private professional group began searching around 6 a.m. near Highway 50.

Officials say the strong current of the river — about 4 knots at the surface but 7 to 8 knots below — jostled divers from the Solano County Sheriff’s Office despite wearing weighted belts, making the task too dangerous.

Shalvin and Roselyn Sharma, who owned and operated Justin’s Towing, disappeared nearly a week ago after their tow truck fell into the river from the Pioneer Bridge after colliding with a semi-truck.

“It’s emotional, it’s emotional because they’re really good people,” Justin’s Towing employee Emilio told FOX40 last week. “They have a big heart. They’ll help anybody, you know. They might be in this river.”

The truck was located with sonar equipment later Monday, but crews did not physically touch the truck.

Recovery efforts will resume at later date.

This is a developing story.

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