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Spokane County Sheriffs dive team finds car in Spokane River

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The Dive team pulls a car out of the Spokane River on Monday (PHOTO: Joe Ward) The Dive team pulls a car out of the Spokane River on Monday (PHOTO: Joe Ward)
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane County Sheriff's deputies pulled a car out of the Spokane River near the Nine Mile Dam Monday afternoon. Deputy Mark Gregory says the dive team was doing a sonar training exercise in the area at the beginning of August and found an unidentified object on the bottom of the river.

They used another training exercise, Monday, to investigate the object, which turned out to be a car. They then pulled a car to the surface and onto the river bank.

Deputy Gregory says they believe the car has been there for a while, and there were no signs that anyone was inside the car at the time it went into the water.

They did call Spokane County Sheriff's detectives to investigate, as is protocol. The detectives will look into whether the car is part of any unsolved cases, or is part of an active one.

KHQ will follow this story and let you know if any more information develops. 

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