Saturday, May 14, 2022

Stolen SUV Found Submerged in Reservoir near Tamaqua

A vehicle was found submerged in a reservoir near Tamaqua on Saturday morning.

Around 8:00am, Saturday, emergency personnel responded to the Lower Owl Creek Reservoir along Owl Creek Road between Tamaqua and Coaldale for a report of a vehicle in the water.

The report came in from a man who went to the reservoir to the fish.

When fire personnel arrived on scene, a call for dive teams was immediately dispatched calling in Mahanoy City, Schuylkill Haven, Ryan Township, and Lehighton.

The teams hit the water and to begin a search for victims.  The search of the vehicle and the surrounding water turned up negative.

Several hours later, the vehicle was pulled from the water and a check of it's information led to the finding that the vehicle was reported stolen the night before from Carbon County.

Photo by the Schuylkill Hose Co., Schuylkill Haven