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Vehicle expected to be pulled from Buck's Pocket State Park where teen went missing

It is not known if the vehicle could be the Jeep that Koy Spears was in Friday night when the vehicle was swept away by raging waters.

Posted: Feb 27, 2019 3:12 PM
Updated: Feb 27, 2019 9:21 PM

UPDATE: The wrecker has left the scene for the day, and the search will resume at 7:30 a.m. Thursday. 

A tow truck is expected to pull the vehicle out of the water Thursday. 


The wrecker that was at the scene on Wednesday

The wrecker that was at the scene on Wednesday

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Officials on the scene at Buck's Pocket State Park say they believe a vehicle has been located in the water, and a wrecker and a diver have been called to remove it.

It is not known if the vehicle could be the Jeep that Koy Spears was in Friday night when the vehicle was swept away by raging waters in Matheny's Creek.

On Friday, Koy Spears, 18,  and his friends were driving through the state park when the Jeep was swept into the water by the current. The friends were found, but Koy wasn't and the search for him has continued after having to be delayed by poor weather conditions.

Koy's friends were found clinging to a branch, and they told searchers they hung onto the Jeep until it started to sink.

The Marshall Sheriff's Office, DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Etowah Rescue Squad, Fort Payne Fire, Marshall County Swift Water Rescue, Geraldine Rescue and Rosalie Rescue had crews involved in the case on Wednesday.

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