Sunday, January 21, 2018
Public safety

Gibsonton emergency responders find car in Alafia River

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.

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