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Mysteriously Abandoned Car Pulled From L.A. River

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An unoccupied car was found half submerged in the L.A. River early this morning under the 2 Freeway near Atwater Village.

Photos show that the car was surrounded by water just above the passenger windows. Rescue crews searched the area where the car was found, but found no sign of a driver or passengers in or near the vehicle, according to The Eastsider. Authorities have not yet released why they believe the vehicle was ditched in the river.

The L.A. Fire Department was able to drag the vehicle out of the river and up the concrete embankment using a heavy duty tow truck, but the real question is how the car got there in the first place. While there are other parts of the river that are more concrete than water—places where we've seen cars and trucks drive in countless movies—the spot under the 2 Freeway where the car was found is significantly deeper. Judging by the images of the abandoned vehicle, whoever left the vehicle had to have driven it through deep water for a significant stretch of the river as the water appears deep all around it.