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Diver recovers truck from City Lake

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By James Roberts

Diver Kenny Anderson retrieved a submerged Chevy Suburban from City Lake on Thursday afternoon.

About two weeks ago, Campbellsville Police Lt. Terry Lile said officers had arrested Carl Brents of Campbellsville at Taylor Regional Hospital on a charge of public intoxication.

After he was arrested, Lile said, Brents told police he had parked a Chevy Suburban at City Lake, but accidentally left it in gear, allowing the vehicle to roll into City Lake. The vehicle belonged to a family member, and Brents did not have permission to take the vehicle, Lile said.

Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue divers searched the area of the lake where the vehicle was believed to be but were unable to find anything because the water was too murky. It was later determined that divers were given the wrong location, according to Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue Director Dan Durham.

Durham said he was told that someone later found what they believed to be the correct spot using sonar equipment designed to find fish.

The owners of the vehicle had turned it over to their insurance company, Durham said. Rescue is not permitted to conduct dives for insurance companies, as those are considered commercial dives.

Anderson conducted the dive on behalf of the insurance company, using a floatation device to help raise the vehicle out of the mud at the bottom of City Lake.

The vehicle was pulled from the water with a winch.