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Car found in Schuylkill River near Reading's Baer Park

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Jun 20 2013 08:41:43 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 20 2013 04:48:15 PM CDT

Crews have managed to pull a stolen car from the Schuylkill River in Reading.

READING, Pa. -

Crews have managed to pull a stolen car from the Schuylkill River in Reading.

The car was found submerged in the water off the south shore of the river, near Baer Park, around 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Police on the scene called in the Reading Fire Department's scuba divers to check the car for any occupants. 

The divers then hooked up the car to a tow truck, but they had some trouble pulling the car from the water. They were finally successful just before 1:30 p.m.

The car was stolen from the 1000 block of Amity Street in Reading around 6:45 a.m. Thursday, police said.