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Diver training leads to discovery of stolen Ram in American Lake

Divers work to pull up a stolen red truck that was discovered Friday ditched in American Lake. (Photo: West Pierce Fire & Rescue)

LAKEWOOD, Wash. -- American Lake may be full of fish, but it was a Ram that divers found beneath the waters Friday.

Divers with West Pierce Fire & Rescue were training in the lake near the boat launch when they spotted a submerged red Dodge Ram pickup truck.

Once they confirmed the truck was empty, crews got a tow truck to pull the truck to shore, only to find out from Lakewood Police it had been reported stolen to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department in March.

Officials think the truck has been in the water since then.

"When enjoying all our lakes have to offer, be aware of what may be beneath you," officials with West Pierce Fire & Rescue posted on their Facebook page. "(We promise it's not usually a full sized pickup!)"

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