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Car involved in false report fished out of Big Sioux

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

There's a new development tonight in the case of a car driven into a local river.

 After spending nearly a year at the bottom of the Big Sioux, local divers have finally fished the car out.

On October 17th, 2011, Union County, South Dakota authorities arrested a man saying he drove his car into the Big Sioux River, falsely reporting passengers inside.

What they found was a man soaking wet in a Dakota Dunes office building.  The search was called off when no car was found, and authorities determined no one else was in the river.

A week later the dive team tried unsuccessfully to locate the car in the river.

The DNR recently used sonar to find its exact location near Riverside, which was downstream from the original search.

Saturday, the Dodge Intrepid was found by the Siouxland Dive and Rescue team, with mud up to the wheel wells, in the middle of the river.  It was towed out at the request of a private party.

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