TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Emergency services responded to a somewhat familiar report of a vehicle in the Wabash River along Dresser Drive, one mile south of Fairbanks Park. 

While the initial call may seem alarming and Terre Haute Fire Department along with DNR and local EMTs respond to the scene ready to help those in need, it is not too uncommon for crews to find that they have visited the same vehicle in the same spot of the river before.

When asked how often crews get calls about the submerged vehicle, Terre Haute Fire Battalion Chief Fred Hamblen said the reports have been coming in for about 1 to 2 years.

“The only time we see it is when the river gets this low,” explained Hamblen.

With the vehicle submerged so deeply, and the river only revealing it at low levels, little is known about the vehicle. Hamblen noted that the make or model of the vehicle could not be identified.

It is unknown if there are plans to remove the vehicle from the river.