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Crews find stolen Lexus submerged in Weber River

(Weber County Sheriff's Office/Twitter @WeberCoSheriff)


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OGDEN — Crews cleaning debris from the Weber River on Monday ended up fishing out a Lexus.

Weber Basin Canal employees were clearing debris from the river near 1200 W. 17th St. about 9:30 a.m. when they came across a car that was almost completely submerged, said Weber County Sheriff's Lt. Lane Findlay.

Because of the heavy rain from the weekend, crews had to open flood gates to lower the river 4 to 5 feet before getting the vehicle out. Findlay said. It took crews about an hour using a crane to lift the vehicle out of the water.

The car, which was almost completely submerged, was discovered by Weber Basin employees near 1200 W. 17th Street pic.twitter.com/cX70cVCa14 — Weber County Sheriff (@WeberCoSheriff) May 18, 2015

The Lexus was reported stolen out of Ogden on Sunday. Investigators believe the car was put in the river about 100 yards east of where it was found.

Nothing of significance was found inside the vehicle upon initial inspection, Findlay said.

Anyone with information on the stolen car can call the sheriff's office at 801-629-8221.

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Pat Reavy

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