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San Rafael Man Found Dead in Submerged Vehicle Saturday Identified

The Marin County Sheriff's Office has identified a driver who was found dead in a submerged vehicle in China Camp State Park Saturday afternoon as Gerard William Jasper Haynes, 67, of San Rafael.

Passersby called 911 around 12:10 p.m. to report an overturned vehicle in a waterway 30 feet off the roadway near Buckeye Point, according to the sheriff's office.

Responders extricated a male who appeared unconscious in the vehicle and pronounced him dead at the scene, Chief Deputy Coroner Roger Fielding said.

The time and cause of the crash is under investigation, Fielding said.

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