Archive for Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Divers recover stolen car from Kansas River

January 21, 2003


Divers helped drag a stolen car Tuesday from the frigid Kansas River near the Eighth Street boat ramp.

The car, a late-1970s model Cadillac, was reported stolen in August 2001 to Shawnee County authorities, Douglas County Sheriff Rick Trapp said. Part of its roof had caved in.

Monday night someone called Lawrence Police dispatchers and reported seeing an antenna sticking out of the water. The caller had been on the river in a canoe earlier in the day, Trapp said.

Waiting for ideal light and weather conditions, Douglas County Underwater Search and Recovery Unit found the car during its search Tuesday.

Divers on the underwater team consist of personnel from the Lawrence Police, Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical.

For any further updates, see the 6News reports at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunflower Broadband's cable Channel 6 and pick up a copy of Wednesday's Journal-World.

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