GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - A dive team is removing a vehicle from the Fox River that has been in the river for an extended period of time.
The Green Bay Police Department was informed last week about a submerged vehicle by a subcontractor with the Fox River Clean-Up Project.
J.F. Brennan found the vehicle by sonar on June 22nd. The vehicle is submerged in the river between Cherry Street and East Walnut Street.
“The vehicle is 19 feet down into the silt, the silt is halfway up the doors, so the vehicle is considerably deeper than the river bottom,” Lt. Kevin Warych said. "Divers were able to retrieve part of its Minnesota license plate. Keep in mind the divers have no visibility, they can’t see what they are doing, they have to do everything by touch.”
Because of the license plates condition, authorities believe the vehicle has been in the river for an extended period of time.
The sonar image shows the outline of a vehicle from the 70’s or 80’s. Police are trying to determine who owned the vehicle and how it got into the river.
Crews are working on pulling up the vehicle this afternoon.