A car suspected to be a stolen vehicle was recovered from Lake Sulphur Springs New Year’s Day, according to police.
Fishermen on Lake Sulphur Springs earlier in the week were reportedly using sonar to look at the bottom of the lake. Utilizing the tool, they found what they believed to be a vehicle in the lake. The anglers contacted authorities, Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson reported at lunch time Wednesday.
Officials checked out the report and began searching for trained drivers to assist them in the endeavor of checking the item and retrieval. Paris Fire Department’s dive team responded to assist with location. A towing service extracted a small car, according to the police chief.
“Paris Fire Department’s dive team came out this morning in the cold and on a holiday to help us ID this. We want offer a big thanks to them and also to Benson Brothers for helping us out. It took two wreckers and a lot of work to get it out. We appreciate their help,” Ricketson said.
The recovered car appeared to officers to have been submerged in the water for some time, which leads police to suspect the car is likely a stolen vehicle discarded in the lake. However, authorities were still working at lunch time Wednesday to determine if it was indeed a stolen vehicle and how it came to be submerged in the lake, according to the police chief.
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