Last updated: April 17. 2014 9:16PM - 962 Views

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A dive team from the West Virginia State Police Special Operations Unit is pictured getting ready to deploy into the Ohio River with help from the Gallipolis Fire Department on Thursday. With basically no visibility, a diver attached a cable to a stolen SUV sitting about 18 feet below the surface. The other end of this cable was attached to a wrecker from Neville’s Wrecker and Service Center. The first try to lift the vehicle failed with the connection coming loose, causing the SUV to move slightly. It had to be relocated with help from the fire department, Point Pleasant Police Department personnel and the Gallia County Sheriff’s Department. On the second try, the vehicle was successfully hoisted out of the water as pictured here with Point Pleasant Police Chief Joe Veith alongside the 2008 GMC Arcadia. No one was inside the vehicle. Suspects have been identified and charges are pending against those accused of stealing and dumping the SUV in the Ohio River.


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