By Josh Mitchell
Corinth Today News Editor
A car that was recently reported stolen in Corinth was found in the Tuscumbia River in Biggersville on Monday night.
It was unclear if the Hyundai Sonata with Georgia license plates was intentionally pushed in the river. A steep cliff by the riverbank appeared to have a large amount of dirt that had been knocked loose. (More photos below).
But there was no indication anyone was inside the vehicle, said Alcorn County Deputy Chris Settlemires. The car was in the middle of the river and about halfway submerged.
Kerry Cummings with Biggersville Fire & Rescue was one of the first on scene and checked to make sure no one was in the vehicle. The call came in at about 10:15 p.m. and special scene lights were used to illuminate the vehicle.
A passing motorist saw the car in the river and reported it, Alcorn County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryon Parker said. The vehicle could be seen from a bridge on County Road 427 in an area known as Sand Hill Bottom.
The car was initially closer to the bridge before drifting a short distance. The headlights glowed underwater for about an hour and then went out.
Todd Robinson paddled a boat to the car and attached a cord to the vehicle so it could be pulled out by a tow truck.
Wayne’s Wrecker Service pulled the car out of the river and up the steep bank covered with thick vegetation.
Law enforcement was still investigating the case early Tuesday.