Man found in Delta-Mendota canal identified as missing trucker

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The Merced County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that they have recovered the body of 54-year-old Satwant Singh Bains from the Delta-Mendota Canal.

He was found a short distance from where his truck was discovered.

Family of Satwant Bains said they last saw him the night before he left for a delivery in the Bay Area in his big rig.

The California Highway Patrol found his big rig idle on the freeway at Interstate 5 and Whitworth Road, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information on this death investigation should contact the Merced County Sheriff’s Office at (209) 385-7445.

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