UPDATE: Indiana Conservation Officers reported at around 3:30 Monday afternoon, that they found what looked like tire tracks leading off the road and towards a lake in Green-Sullivan State Forest in Dugger.
More units were dispatched to the forest to investigate. Boat crews circled the lake.. while using sonar equipment to see if they could locate a vehicle.
Officers were able to confirm there was a vehicle at the bottom of 60 feet of water and immediately started to send dive teams in.
Crews spent hours trying to get the vehicle out.. but were not able to do so.
It’s not so much that it’s under so much water.. but it’s what’s surrounding the car that makes it more difficult.
“When we have strip pits like this, there are several different walls and barricades, where the mining companies were digging, when they put these pits in. Which cause some difficulties in locating and maintaining a mark on any type of vehicle in the water. — Nathan Lukes Indiana Conservation Officer.
Indiana Conservation Officers will return to the Green Sullivan State Forest in Dugger in the morning, and.. they hope to fully recover the car from the lake.
ORIGINAL: A search is underway for a possible car under water in Dugger.
Indiana Conservation Officers are on the scene at a lake in Greene-Sullivan Forest.
They are waiting on sonar units to arrive, so they can pinpoint exactly where the car may be.
However, due to tracks leading toward the lake, officials say they are fairly certain there’s a car in the water.
This is a developing story and will be updated.