Car Found in Rock River

ROCKFORD (WIFR) – A wild discovery for crews getting the Forest City Queen ready for the season.

They found a Saturn Vue in the Rock River under where crews were trying to install a doc. I turns out, it’s a stolen car. Someone took it from the 1600 block of South Alpine in mid-March. It took 20 minutes to pull out the SUV.

Investigators say they’re now trying to find the owner.

“We checked it with a pipe and we couldn’t move it, so Steve, my boss, got on top of it,” said Zack Deckard with Rock River Enterprises.

“We’ve had to pull out a golf-cart before and hope to find it empty, you know, like we did today, so you never wanna find somebody in it,” said Rob Buchanan.

Police say they don’t know how long the car was in the water or how it got there. Finding the car thief might be tough too.