Local Cabbie Perishes after AFD Water Rescue

Oakland Fire Department Photo. Members of the Alameda and Oakland fire departments rescue a man who drove his taxicab into the waters off Doolittle Drive last Sunday morning.

Update to Cab Driver Rescue Story
The Alameda Sun received additional information on last week’s story regarding an AFD water rescue team’s efforts to rescue a local cab driver who had driven off the road. 

On Sunday, Jan. 8, members of the Alameda Fire Department (AFD) and the Oakland Fire Department (OFD) responded to the report of an occupied vehicle in the water off Doolittle Drive at Langley Street near Oakland International Airport. 

Rescue swimmers from AFD entered the water and were able to locate and remove Jarnail Singh, 57, from his submerged vehicle.

Singh, who lived in San Leandro, was unresponsive when the swimmers pulled him out of the water. Emergency personnel transported Singh to Highland Hospital, where he later died. 

The San Francisco Fire Department also responded with rescue divers.