Photo- A tow company employee works to retrieve a stolen car from the Merrimack River in Tyngsborough, Mass

Apr 20, 2017 11:51 AM

New England Police recover stolen NH car from Merrimack River

TYNGSBOROUGH Mass.-- First responders worked to recover a stolen car that was apparently dumped in the Merrimack River Thursday.

Police responded to a location off Pawtucket Boulevard after receiving a call from a University of Massachusetts Lowell crew coach who told police they noticed a small car partially submerged in the water while she was in the river with her rowing team.

The car, a 2010 White Mini Cooper had been reported stolen at 6 p.m. Wednesday out of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire.

A towing company, working with town fire fighters and police at the scene, was able to pull the vehicle from the water. No one was inside the vehicle.

The car appeared to have been freshly dumped. The keys were still in the ignition, in the "on" position, and some of the electronics were still activated.

The incident is under investigation by Tyngsborough Police and the New Hampshire State Police.

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