Dive team recovers stolen vehicle from Lake Cumberland

A group of volunteer rescue divers that recently found a sunken two-decades old helicopter in Lake Cumberland has been at it again.

According to Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston, earlier this week divers found a vehicle in about 40 feet of water while diving in the lake at Prudy Hill in the Ono area, approximately 250 feet from the boat ramp.

After further investigation and with the assistance from Russell County Dispatch and law enforcement in nearby Taylor County as well as the vehicle’s previous owners, the Russell County Sheriff’s Office found the truck had been reported as stolen.

Crews were able to safely recover the vehicle, a full-size Chevrolet pickup, from the lake.

Polston wished to thank the dive crew of Chris Money, Arianna Money, Matt McDaniel, Alex Ashley, Jimmy Ashley, as well as Adam Davis Towing for assisting in the vehicle’s recovery.