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Asheville Police say stolen vehicle stuck in silt in French Broad River

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ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Asheville Police found a stolen car in the French Broad River on Saturday afternoon.

Officers said people tubing on the river discovered the car and called law enforcement. 

According to police, the car was reported stolen in late May. Officers said no foul play is suspected in the incident and believe whoever stole the car accidentally drove it into the water. 

No one was in the car when officers arrived on scene. 

According to officers, it is a common area for cars going off a ditch to end up in the water. 

Police said they are waiting for the water levels to lower before they remove the vehicle. 

"Due to the heavy amounts of rain we experienced the last few weeks, the vehicle has become submerged in the silt," Christina Hallingse, a spokesperson for the police department, said Monday. "That, combined with the location of the vehicle, has made it challenging to remove. We are working on a plan to remove the vehicle, but at this time do not have an estimated time frame."

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