Saanich Police came across an interesting discovery Friday morning.
The Dive Team at the detachment assisted officers in locating a vehicle submerged in Prospect Lake.
According to Saanich Police, on June 18, a swimmer on Prospect Lake reported that there appeared to be a vehicle submerged in the water just past the boat launch off Echo Drive.
Members of the Forensic Identification Section of Saanich Police also attended the scene, in an attempt to determine if there was anything inside the vehicle prior to retrieval.
The vehicle was a Fiat 500 2dr, which was reported as stolen back in March of this year.
Underwater video was able to capture and confirm there was nothing else suspicious in or around the car.
Saanich Fire also assisted with the cleanup of a small amount of fluids that had leaked during the retrieval of the car, but there were no obvious signs in the water of any further leaks.
“While it is currently unknown how long the vehicle was in the water, we believe it has been submerged for quite some time,” said Cst. Markus Anastasiades of the Saanich Police in a release.
Photos show Saanich Police’s Dive Team assisting with the retrieval of the vehicle, and a tow truck helping to remove it from the lake.
The investigation is on going, and anyone with information on the stolen vehicle is asked to contact the Saanich Police non-emergency line at 250-475-4321 or anonymously through the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.