Sulphur Springs Police Department extracted a vehicle from Lake Sulphur Springs earlier this morning according to SSPD Chief Jason Ricketson.
The car was discovered by men who were reportedly using sonar equipment on the lake recently. The men then reported their discovery to law enforcement.
The Paris Fire Department Dive Team was contacted to assist in the recovery of the vehicle. The dive team hooked the vehicle underwater so that it could be towed to shore by Benson Bros. Wrecker Service.
Chief Ricketson said the car has been in the lake for a long amount of time. The car, an older model Honda, is believed by SSPD to be a stolen vehicle but SSPD is continuing to investigate until a final determination can be made. The stolen car database removes information after five years and the investigation could be delayed if the car was stolen more than five years ago.
Chief Ricketson thanked the Paris Fire Department and Benson Bros. Wrecker Service for coming out on a cold holiday morning to help with the extraction.