Police pull stolen BMW from Chattahoochee - CBS46 News

Police pull stolen BMW from Chattahoochee

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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

Police are trying to figure out how a stolen car wound up in the Chattahoochee River.

Crews pulled the 2001 BMW 325 out of the water at the Fulton and Douglas County line on Campbellton Road, just west of Fulton Industrial Boulevard.

A diver from the Douglas County Sheriff's Department tethered a line to the car to get ready to pull it out of the of the river.

It took several hours for crews to pull the car out of the water.

Someone stole the car from Fairburn on Oct. 4, police said.

It is not clear how the car ended up in the water, but police said the thief dumped the car into the river from a boat ramp at a nearby park. 

The car was submerged in more than eight feet of water for about three days.

It took two massive tow trucks to hoist the car out of the water, one to actually pull up the car, the other to stabilize the first truck.

Crews finally lifted the car onto the bridge on Campbellton Road and towed it away.

Police said someone driving over the bridge saw the car in the water and called.

No one was inside the car.

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