A truck was recovered from the bottom of the Fox River on Sunday morning.
Cary police and the Cary Fire Protection District responded about 7:30 a.m. Sunday to the intersection of Cary Street and Mildred Avenue for a report of tire tracks leading toward the river.
A nearby resident had reported that there were tire tracks headed toward the river across a vacant grassy lot, Cary Fire Protection District Capt. Andy Veath said.
“We took a look and decided it did look like a set of tracks and didn’t look like anyone had come out,” he said. “The grass was folded toward the water as if something went in.”
The fire district deployed a mutual aid request for a sonar diving team to find the vehicle, he said.
A vehicle recovery company hired by the owner of the truck showed up at the scene as officials were investigating, Veath said.
“Unfortunately, this tied up a lot of equipment,” Veath said. “When you see suspicious tire tracks, you have to act on it as if something is in the water – and it was – but we wouldn’t have had to utilize this equipment if somebody had just placed a call and told us what happened. … The owners of the truck should have made the phone call.”
No one was injured, he said.
A case of beer was seen on the passenger seat of the truck when it was recovered from the river.
Police weren’t available to comment on the incident, investigation or status of the driver.