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Updated: Police, Firefighters Respond to Car in Water in Middlefield

Emergency crews from Meriden and Middlefield were called to Black Pond late Tuesday night for a report of a vehicle in the water.

 

State police are investigating the discovery of a car submerged in Black Pond in Middlefield.

Police and firefighters from Meriden and Middlefield responded to the pond around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday after fisherman reported witnessing a car enter the water at a high rate of speed, according to Middlefield Fire Chief Pete Tyc.

Firefighters located the vehicle about 40-feet from a boat launch, in about four feet of water, he said.

There was no one in the car.

It took crews about 30 minutes to remove the vehicle from the water and firefighters determined that no fluids had leaked into the pond, according to Tyc.

State police are working to determine whether the car was stolen.

Updated 12:50 a.m.

Authorities have pulled a vehicle from Black Pond in Middlefield although it is not clear if anyone was in the vehicle when it became submerged in the water late Tuesday night.

Firefighters from Middlefield and Meriden have cleared the scene and turned the investigation over to Connecticut State Police.

Original Story

Emergency crews from Meriden and Middlefield are involved in a water rescue at Black Pond.

Shortly after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, police received reports that a vehicle had driven into the pond located along the border of the two towns.

Rescue efforts could be seen taking place from Route 66 but police did not provide any further details.

Check back with Patch for updates to this story.

Michael Hayes August 01, 2012 at 07:38 PM
State police are investigating the possibility that the vehicle was taken by a family member of the owner before it was found submerged in the pond. At this point, no charges have been filed.

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