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UPDATE: Divers believe they've found submerged car

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Posted: Dec 10, 2012 4:53 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Dec 10, 2012 4:53 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: baton rouge, rescue, diver, vehicle, mall, louisiana, canal, submerged, car

BATON ROUGE - Rescue divers believe they've found a vehicle which drove off the highway and into a canal near the Mall of Louisiana.

News 2 crews on the scene say the divers are attaching chains to the vehicle in order to pull it out.

Sheriff's deputies said around 1:30 p.m. witnesses saw a woman in an SUV miss the turn on the Frontage Road and drive into the canal. They said they didn't see the woman get out of the vehicle before it was submerged.

Divers plan to pull the vehicle out of the canal enough to confirm if anyone was inside, and do a full recovery operation later.

We'll have an update on this developing story here at WBRZ.com and live on News 2 at 5.

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