Five Stolen Vehicles Recovered from Indiana River During Training Exercise
Years ago, when Dad would decide it was home movie night, I always had a favorite. I still have all of his reel-to-reel films, but they're so fragile I'm afraid of trying to remove them from their canisters. And I'm pretty sure the one in question is among them.
Before I was born, Dad took his movie camera down to the river. That was back when the boat dock was at the foot of Frederica Street. That day, crews were pulling one of those great big old Cadillacs out of the river--water, fish, and who knows what else came spilling out. The movie always fascinated me, and I always requested it on those nights when we'd gather around the screen.
FIVE VEHICLES DISCOVERED IN RELATIVELY SHALLOW WATER
That's why this news from Indiana Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement is so interesting to me. While engaging in routine sonar training--during which you learn how best to locate underwater targets--Indiana DNR officers discovered something I bet they didn't expect to find. Actually, make that FIVE somethings...as in five vehicles dating, in some cases, all the way back to 2008.
The officers were training in the White River in Indianapolis when the discoveries were made. The vehicles were some 40 yards away from shore and in a part of the river that was about 12 feet deep. This looks like it was once a pretty nice Hyundai.
RECOVERED VEHICLES DATING BACK TO 2008
I was surprised at how shallow the area was considering how long those vehicles had been down there. It's amazing they hadn't been found prior to last week.
THE SUNKEN VEHICLES WERE CONFIRMED TO BE STOLEN
The vehicles were recovered by the Indiana Conservation Officers Dive Team and were later confirmed to be stolen.
A friend of mine was a river diver many years ago, and some of the stories he'd tell about this "adventures" in the Green River were mind-boggling.
He never discovered five stolen vehicles while working, but the stories were still pretty interesting, nonetheless.