UPDATE: SUV Pulled From Carter Lake, Reported Stolen

posted by WOWT 6 News - 

(WOWT) -- An SUV was pulled from Carter Lake Tuesday morning after an hours-long search by water rescue crews.

Omaha Fire and Water Rescue crews were called to the scene around 4:30 a.m.

A police officer on patrol reported seeing a car drive by and then the tail lights seemed to disappear. When the officer turned around, they found fresh tire tracks leading up to the water.

A rescue boat was launched along Carter Lake Shore Drive, which is along the west side of the lake. Authorities used sonar to search the lake. A buoy marker was placed at a section of the lake and a dive team entered the water.

A tow truck pulled an SUV from the lake just after 8 a.m. Online records show the SUV was reported stolen.

An investigation is underway.

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