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Truck found in bayou near Ford Street; SFD dive team investigating

A dive team responded to the scene Monday, April 26, 2021 after a car was found in a bayou near...
A dive team responded to the scene Monday, April 26, 2021 after a car was found in a bayou near Ford Street and Earnest B. Miller Drive in Shreveport, La.(KSLA)
Updated: Apr. 26, 2021 at 11:26 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - At least ten units responded to the scene Monday morning (April 26) after a truck was found in a bayou in Shreveport.

The discovery was made by a boater sometime Friday, Shreveport Fire Department officials say, but units from SFD responded Monday around 8:20 a.m. after trying to make contact with the boater. The scene is on Ford Street near Earnest B. Miller Drive.

A dive team responded to the scene Monday, April 26, 2021 after a car was found in a bayou near...
A dive team responded to the scene Monday, April 26, 2021 after a car was found in a bayou near Ford Street and Earnest B. Miller Drive in Shreveport, La.(KSLA)
A dive team responded to the scene Monday, April 26, 2021 after a car was found in a bayou near...
A dive team responded to the scene Monday, April 26, 2021 after a car was found in a bayou near Ford Street and Earnest B. Miller Drive in Shreveport, La.(KSLA)

Assistant Chief Clarence Reese Jr. says the boater first spotted the truck on sonar. Five divers worked to find the truck Monday morning, with two going in the water at a time, to hopefully pull a license plate number in order to locate the owner.

Reese says the water is very muddy, making the task that much more difficult. He says visibility is virtually zero, so divers are working by feel alone. He says divers will develop a plan to pull the truck out of the water.

Divers located the truck in the water around 11:40 a.m. and say based on the amount of rust on the truck, they believe it has been in the water for some time. They are trying to locate a VIN in order to identify the owner. No remains were discovered in the truck. No license plate was found either.

A dive team responded to the scene Monday, April 26, 2021 after a car was found in a bayou near...
A dive team responded to the scene Monday, April 26, 2021 after a car was found in a bayou near Ford Street and Earnest B. Miller Drive in Shreveport, La.(KSLA)

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