APPD’s Marine Team Needed in Live Oak County

On Wednesday, June 1st, 2022, the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) requested APPD’s Marine Team respond to Live Oak County for a submerged vehicle in the Nueces River.

The truck was reported stolen and being pursued by the George West PD and the Live Oak County SO deputies when it went into the water. The vehicle drove off an embankment during the chase and sank into the Nueces River. Pursuing officers were unsure if the driver remained inside the vehicle. Of the agencies requested, APPD was the only one able to respond immediately.

APPD’s divers responded to the area to assist and located the vehicle in the murky waters approximately 12 feet below the surface. Divers discovered the driver had made it out of the car, and no other people were inside. The divers assisted an on-scene wrecker service connect the vehicle and getting it out of the water.