MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — The Middletown Dive Team was activated overnight for a car reported in the Connecticut River.
At 12:41 a.m. Saturday morning, the City of Middletown Firefighters Local 1073 posted on Facebook that the dive team was activated. The post said the teams were responding to a car located in the Connecticut River.
According to police, a Nissan Rogue drove through a guardrail and into the Connecticut River. It was submerged in about 10 feet of water 40 feet off the roadway.
Three departments worked together to secure the area, with drones capturing aerial visuals and thermal imaging cameras scanning the shoreline.
Crews confirmed no fuel leaked into the Connecticut River during the removal process.
After working for three hours on the scene, responders still had not found a driver. They say the driver likely fled the scene after crashing the vehicle
Detectives revealed that the car was stolen and the driver lost control. Middletown police continue to search for the person.
This is a developing story. Stay with News 8 for updates.