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Stolen Vehicle Found In Alexander County In Lake Hickory
stolen S.U.V. found in lake near Dusty Ridge Recreational Area
courtesy of Alexander Co. Sheriff's Office

Stolen Vehicle Found in Alexander County in Lake Hickory

Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers have recovered a 2019 Mitsubishi S.U.V. that was found in about 30 feet of water at the Dusty Ridge Recreational Area on Lake Hickory, not far from a boat dock. A dive team from Catawba County assisted with the recovery efforts.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle was found late Tuesday afternoon (June 21) as the result of an unrelated investigation. An aquatic drone first spotted the vehicle. The S.U.V. was reported as stolen out of Catawba County in 2019.

Sheriff Chris Bowman says the underwater drone might have detected another vehicle in the water nearby. Efforts are underway to search for that vehicle.

[WACB’s Rick Gilbert contributed to this story.]