SAN FRANCISCO -- One person is dead after a van drove into the San Francisco Bay off the Marina Green late Friday afternoon, authorities said.
The vehicle was reported in the water at 5 p.m., according to Officer Gordon Shyy of the San Francisco Police Department.
Shyy said arriving officers spotted the van partially submerged in the water and that the vehicle appeared to be occupied. The van sank soon afterward.
A civilian boat attempted to extract occupants from the car, Shyy added, but he was unsure of how many were inside at the time of the crash or how many might have remained inside the car as crews continued their search.
A team of divers located the van around 8:15 p.m., and the body of one person was found inside, Shyy said. He did not say if any other occupants were inside the vehicle.
Authorities did not name the victim late Friday, and it could take a day or two until the person's identity is known, Shyy said.
A Coast Guard spokeswoman said San Francisco Fire Department crews are working along with San Francisco Police dive crews to bring the car out of the water.
"It is full response mode," the spokeswoman said.
Coast Guard officials said a rescue boat, divers, police and firefighters responded to the park between Fort Mason and the Presidio.
Shyy said late Friday that police and fire personnel lacked equipment necessary to pull the car out of the water, so they would reconvene Saturday morning and decide how best to do so.
It is unclear why the car drove into the water.
Contact Katie Nelson at 925-945-4782 or follow her at Twitter.com/katienelson210.