SEARCH: Rear vehicle axle recovered from Washington creek

SEARCH:  Rear vehicle axle recovered from Washington creek

Washington Police Chief Phil Rollinson tells WITN that the Sidney Dive Team is searching Jack’s Creek for a possible vehicle.

WASHINGTON, N.C. (WITN) – Search crews have recovered the rear axle of a vehicle from an Eastern Carolina creek this afternoon.

Washington Police Chief Phil Rollinson tells WITN that the Sidney Dive Team is searching Jack’s Creek for a possible vehicle.

Rollinson didn’t want to share too many details about the situation but says they have been at the scene for some time.

Other agencies assisting at the scene include the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and the Highway Patrol.

City Manager Jonathan Russell says a YouTuber recently made the discovery using a boogie board with sonar attached. Russell says the efforts this morning began around 10:00 a.m. and divers right now are dealing with bad water quality.

The axle was brought up around 1:00 p.m.

Dive team members in Jack's Creek this morning.

Dive team members in Jack’s Creek this morning.

WITN has a crew at the scene and will update this story when we learn more.

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