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Two men rescued after car plunges into Coronado Bay

Vehicle remains submerged in 12 feet of water
Posted at 6:49 AM, Dec 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-18 14:59:43-05

CORONADO, Calif. — Two men were rescued from a vehicle that became submerged into Coronado Bay early Sunday morning. 

Neighbors helped rescue the men from the water at around 1:35 a.m. They were transported to the hospital with moderate to serious injuries, Coronado police said. The passenger has since been released. The driver remains hospitalized with serious injuries. 

10News reporter Matt Mendes reports the men were leaving an event at Loews Coronado Bay Resort when the incident occurred. 

"It wasn't like a turned corner, where you miss a corner. It's a parking spot," said neighbor JoAnn Little. 

This is the second time a driver has plunged off the Loews parking lot into the bay in just about one month's time. In November, an employee hit the wrong pedal and drove her SUV through a fence and down an embankment. 

"I've lived here for 25 years and never ever heard of anything like this before," said neighbor Laura Orozco. "Once last month and once this month."

Police are interviewing one of the men to find out what happened. It's unknown if alcohol was a factor. 

Harbor Police is helping to recover the vehicle, which remains submerged in 12 feet of water. The investigation is expected to continue for several hours.

This story is developing. It will be updated as more information becomes available.