Fisherman sees bubbles, finds SUV in Lake Lanier

Photo by Brian Giandelone

Photo by Brian Giandelone

GAINESVILLE -- Authorities say a fisherman found a sport utility vehicle, which had been reported stolen last year, submerged in Lake Lanier.

Hall County sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland tells The Times of Gainesville the find was made Tuesday afternoon at the Mountain View Park boat ramp.

He said the fisherman saw "oily bubbles" coming from the water near the boat ramp and used his sonar to look at the object, which appeared to be a vehicle.

Strickland said the blue 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser was reported stolen in June 2010 from a residence on Browns Bridge Road.