DPS dive team discovers 7-year-old stolen truck

Jennifer Lee Preyss By Jennifer Lee Preyss

April 18, 2012 at 6:03 p.m.
Updated April 17, 2012 at 11:18 p.m.

A truck was recovered from the Lavaca River about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday after the Department of Public Safety Tactical Marine Unit discovered it during a training session.

Jackson County Sheriff Andy Louderback said one of the Tactical Marine Unit boats was using its sonar when a vehicle turned up under the water.

"They saw what looked like a vehicle down there about 30 feet deep," Louderback said. It turned out to be a truck reported stolen from Calhoun County in 2005.

A DPS dive team was summoned and the truck was pulled out with a wrecker.

The Tactical Marine Unit will be using three boats on the river for training purposes until Thursday. Louderback said the river is open to the public, but they will not be allowed in areas where the training is held for safety reasons.

"If there is a boat stationed where they're doing the training, that area cannot be entered," he said.



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