Body of last missing Indian family member found in California river
Washington: Searchers have found the body of the last missing member of an Indian family which perished when their sport utility vehicle plunged into a swollen river in the US state of California some 11 days ago.
The Thottapilly family, from Santa Clarita, disappeared in early April while driving in a Honda Pilot through the Redwood Coast Highway on vacation, officials said. Their disappearance coincided with reports that a vehicle had sunk into the Eel River in Northern California.
Searchers on Monday found the body of Siddhant Thottapilly, 12, the last to be found after the family of four went missing.
Sandeep Thottapilly, 41, and Saachi Thottapilly, 9, were found dead inside a vehicle encased in sediment in the Eel River, the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office said. Separately, an adult female body recovered on Friday from another area of the river was identified as Soumya Thottapilly, 38.
"At approximately 4:00 PM water searchers located the body of a juvenile male submerged in the Eel River approximately 6 miles north of the reported crash site," it said.