Crews recover stolen car from James River at Dutch Gap

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The car that was submerged in the James River at the Dutch Gap Boat Ramp Tuesday morning has been recovered.

According to Lt. Peter Cimbal with Chesterfield County Police, at 7:45 a.m., police received a call that a citizen saw an oil sheen in the water.

Due to jurisdiction, both Chesterfield County and Henrico County Fire and Police were at the scene, working to recover the submerged car.

Authorities said the registration on the car showed it was reported stolen back in April from Henrico County.

Due to mud volume inside the car, officials believe the car has been in the water for a while.

No one was inside the car.

8News reporter Roxie Bustamante is on the scene and will bring the latest developments as they unfold.

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