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.”
Employees with a local tow truck company are worried sick. They say the owners, this husband & wife team, have been missing since last night. Their GPS shows the last place their truck went as Pioneer Bridge— the same place where a tow truck crashed & went into the river @FOX40 pic.twitter.com/hHgN5iO40t
— Jessica Mensch (@Jessmensch) March 27, 2019
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.