GIBSONTON — Divers and emergency responders removed a submerged car from the Alafia River on Tuesday morning.
The blue 2012 Hyundai Sonata was underwater about 100 yards from the U.S. 41 overpass near Symmes Road when a passerby noticed it, said Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office spokesman Larry McKinnon.
The pedestrian called authorities about 7:40 a.m. It took responders nearly two hours to remove the car.
No one was inside when rescue workers arrived. The car had been reported stolen from a Brandon apartment complex earlier in the week.
An investigation is under way.