Two abandoned vehicles pulled out of Monongahela River

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Pittsburgh police are investigating after the River Rescue Unit pulled two abandoned vehicles out of the Monongahela River this morning.

District Chief Raymond Everitt of Emergency Medical Services, which oversees River Rescue, said someone walking a dog spotted the cars about a quarter-mile up river from the Homestead-Grays Bridge at about 7:30 a.m. and called 911. The passerby reported that windshield wipers on one of the vehicles were still moving, suggesting that they were recently abandoned.

The vehicles -- an SUV and a dump truck -- were only partially submerged and were about five feet from the banks, Chief Everitt said. There was no one inside, he said.

Police in Zone 4 are investigating the possibility that the vehicles were stolen.

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Moriah Balingit:, 412-263-2533 or on Twitter @MoriahBee.


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