- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 26, 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Authorities in central North Dakota plan to pull a stolen pickup out of the Missouri River before heavy boat traffic begins.

The Bismarck Tribune (https://bit.ly/1eRjZcE ) reports that dive rescue team of the Burleigh County sheriff’s department is waiting for big chunks of ice to clear before getting the vehicle out. The pickup sank in late January.

Burleigh County officials say a 15-year-old reported seeing a pickup drive across ice and plunge into the river on Jan. 26. Authorities later found an orange toolbox, a license plate and its holder nearby.

The objects were matched to a 1998 Chevrolet G10 pickup that had been reported stolen around the time the girl told authorities she saw the vehicle fall into the water.

Authorities say the pickup isn’t a threat to passing boats.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com

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