Report of car going into LA River in Long Beach unsubstantiated, officials say

Los Angeles County firefighters did not find anything following a report that a car went into the LA River in Long Beach on Friday morning.

The department received a call just after 7:30 a.m. regarding a dark-colored sedan that was floating in the LA River, with the caller stating they saw someone inside the vehicle.

SkyFOX was over the scene and showed LA County firefighters over the bridge on the southbound 105 Freeway along Compton Boulevard preparing for a swift water rescue.

Los Angeles County firefighters responded to reports of a vehicle in the LA River on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023.

Fire officials later confirmed the report was unsubstantiated.