Submerged vehicle to stay in water unless it becomes hazard, police say

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 4:20 PM
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Members of the Augusta Fire Department investigate a submerged car in the Savannah River beneath the Sandbar Ferry Bridge on Monday.  EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
Members of the Augusta Fire Department investigate a submerged car in the Savannah River beneath the Sandbar Ferry Bridge on Monday.

A vehicle located in the water under the Sand Bar Ferry bridge on Monday will only be removed if it is considered a navigational hazard, authorities said Wednesday.

Police in Aiken and Richmond counties were called to the Savannah River after fishermen spotted a car beneath the water.

Divers with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources were called in to try to get a tag number or see if anyone might have been in the car when it went under.

Aiken County sheriff’s Capt. Troy Elwell said divers were unable to find a VIN or license plate for the car, which was covered in algae and appeared to have been underwater for some time. Police said there was no evidence that anyone was inside the vehicle when it originally went into the water.

Divers were also unable to determine where the vehicle might have entered the water.

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concercitizen
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concercitizen 01/23/13 - 05:30 pm
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I had a car stolen two years

I had a car stolen two years ago off the interstate. I had some tools in the trunk I would like to get back. But they're all probably rusted by now, assuming that is even it!

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 01/23/13 - 06:37 pm
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May sound like a silly question

What is the make, model year of the car?

Sweet son
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Sweet son 01/23/13 - 07:22 pm
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Fish Habitat!

Break all of the windows out so a big catfish will move in! LOL!

r
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r 01/23/13 - 10:34 pm
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More information?

Seems a little more interest could be put out on this car someone could no something about or no someone missing with a car of this type. Would not have to be part of a local investigation and if a fisherman could see it how hard could it be to remove it?

etlinks
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etlinks 01/24/13 - 08:41 am
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It may not be a hazard to

It may not be a hazard to navigation but it is a environmental hazard. gas,oil,grease,antifreeze,rust,etc.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 01/24/13 - 10:27 am
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It will only be a hazard after
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someone runs into it and is injured. The INTENT to harm has not been documented. Maybe they could tow it to the marina an folks could come by a identify the remains.

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