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Car Falls into Minneapolis Lake

Posted at: 12/13/2012 4:14 PM
Updated at: 12/13/2012 6:11 PM
By: Scott Theisen, KSTP-TV

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office says no one was inside a stolen car that went through the ice on Cedar Lake in Minneapolis Thursday afternoon.

Rescue crews responded to the lake around 3 p.m. and began searching the water. Initially, authorities thought someone may have been in the car.

Crews worked from two airboats as divers went into the water, which is about 34 degrees.

The sheriff's office says divers searched inside and outside the car in an area of the lake that is about 35 feet deep.

During the search, authorities learned the 1995 Honda Civic was reported stolen. Authorities believe someone got it going onto the ice and jumped out.