Saturday, July 9, 2011
Charlotte Fire Department Drains Lake Finds Car - Fish - Trash and Jimmy Hofa?
Photo Thanks to Bill Fehr
If you drain a lake there is bound to be something interesting uncovered as the water recedes, in this case a car.
The draining of Forest Lake started Thursday after heavy rains weakened the already under stress dam. Charlotte officials had feared the dam might fail and requested assistance from the Charlotte Fire Department.
Once the Fire Deparment pumps began the task, it wasn't long before the roof of a car was visible, and Charlotte Police were also called to the scene. Word late on Friday was that the car did not contain a body and foul play seems to be limited to auto theft or insurance fraud.
More photos of the operation and some great details from Bill Fehr here and less details and even less photos from the Charlotte Observer here.