Car pulled from river

Johnstown firefighters worked with a towing company to lift this Jeep from the Little Conemaugh River on Monday.

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – Johnstown firefighters worked with a local towing company on Monday to hoist a sport utility vehicle from the frigid Little Conemaugh River.

Fire Chief Bob Statler said the vehicle’s owner reported that he started the vehicle to warm it up and returned minutes later to find it in the river.

“It apparently slipped into gear and went over,” Statler said.

The vehicle went into the river behind Gautier Steel near Clinton Street, he said. Fire crews used a ladder to reach the car and put a sling around the vehicle so it could be lifted.

No injuries were reported, Statler said.

David Hurst is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow him on Twitter @TDDavidHurst and Instagram @TDDavidHurst.

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