CLAREMONT, NH—On September 15, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Claremont Police received a call from people who were at the Claremont Boat Landing off River Road in Claremont. The fisherman was calling in about a car that was completely submerged in the water at the boat launch. Claremont Police, Claremont Fire and Golden Cross Ambulance responded to the area and soon confirmed there was a sedan completely under the water, said Claremont Police Chief Mark Chase. Emergency Services tried to determine if there was anyone in the vehicle and how long the vehicle was in the water. It was quickly established that the vehicle had been in the water for several hours by the time the Claremont Police Department was alerted.
“We could not establish immediately, due to the current, if anyone was in the vehicle,” said Chase.
Divers from Keene were called to respond to the scene.
“Claremont Police was able to get identifying information from the vehicle and soon confirmed that the owner was fine and unaware the vehicle was in the water,” said Chase. “Divers soon arrived, the vehicle was removed from the water and we learned that no one was in the vehicle. Investigators believe the vehicle was intentionally rolled into the water.”
The Claremont Police Department is investigating this incident, and if anyone has any information, please call the department at 542-9538. The vehicle that was located in the water is a 2010 Lexus Sedan, said Chase.
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