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Woman dies after accidentally crashing car into Isabella Lake

Malfunction lead to woman ending up in lake
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Posted at 10:08 PM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-30 21:32:04-04

At about 6:00 PM this evening the Kern County Sheriff's Office received a report of an occupied vehicle that went into Isabella Lake at Kissack Cove.

Initial reports indicated the possibility of an intentional act but witness statements indicated the vehicle may have suffered a mechanical failure causing the car to enter the lake by accident. KCSO Search and Rescue Responded to the scene and were assisted by personnel from KCFD. 

Rescue crews placed a boat in the water and retrieved 62-year-old Vicky Guiles from her car. Guiles was removed from the lake and taken via ambulance to Kern Valley Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Kern Valley Search and Rescue remained on scene and assisted search and rescue divers with the removal of the vehicle from the lake.