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Car found in Schenectady Central Park lake

June 2, 2014
Updated 1:16 p.m.
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Police examine a car in the lake at Central Park in Schenectady Monday afternoon. The car can be seen at the front of the boat.
Police examine a car in the lake at Central Park in Schenectady Monday afternoon. The car can be seen at the front of the boat.

— A man walking around Iroquois Lake at Schenectady's Central Park spotted a car submerged in the middle of the lake.

Now police are trying to determine how the car got there, and confirm no one is inside.

A state police dive team is en route to the scene to confirm no one is inside, police spokesman Lt. Mark McCracken said, though he said it appears the car is empty.

Police read the car's plates after going out in a boat. McCracken said the car came back as being stolen out of Niskayuna in November.

That has led to the suggestion that maybe whoever stole it drove it out on the ice and it fell through.

Officials on scene indicated the windows are up, but the trunk is open. From the shore, what appears to be a roof with a sunroof can be seen. It appears to be yellow or white. It is also far from shore.

City resident Christopher Arnold first spotted the car this morning at around 10, he said.

He was out walking when he looked out and saw what he thought might be a car. He asked others nearby what they thought it was and got conflicting thoughts. Finally, he went and found a city employee.

"Hopefully it's just a car," Arnold said. "Unbelievable, huh?"

 
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