Update: Body found in Delta-Mendota Canal identified
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Apr 16, 2010 | 5745 views | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Investigators look over the spot where they believe the car entered the Delta-Mendota Canal.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
Investigators look over the spot where they believe the car entered the Delta-Mendota Canal. Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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A Tracy man’s body found in a car that ended up in the Delta-Mendota Canal at Grant Line Road on Wednesday was identified as Bhupinder Singh, 55.

“The family believed he was suicidal,” said Alameda County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. J.D. Nelson.

At 8:18 a.m. Wednesday, the Tracy police got a call from Singh’s niece or nephew, saying the man had talked about crashing his maroon Toyota Corolla into the Sikh Temple on Grant Line Road.

But by about 3 p.m., Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies were at the canal, where divers from San Joaquin County searched the water for the car and body.

The man’s relatives watched from the bank of the canal, and a small crowd of curious onlookers stood by as well.

“We found the car with the body inside,” Nelson said.

Singh’s relatives told the Press today that he threatened to crash into the canal, not the temple.

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klv
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April 16, 2010
The San Joaquin County posts signs ... approximating a 90% mortality rate.

That said there are place one can still enter; drive their car, ride horseback, a bicycle or just plain fish from the slippery slopes of the side of the canal.

You go in ... but you don't come out ... alive.

Take heed.

Sorry for your loss, but this has been going on for decades.


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