Omaha Police identify woman in submerged car in Carter Lakeer

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Omaha police said rescue teams recovered a body from a submerged vehicle in Carter Lake early Wednesday morning.

At 12:50 p.m., officers were patrolling the area and saw an SUV with its lights underwater near 11th Street and Carter Lake Shore Drive West. Divers were called into the area to retrieve the vehicle and discovered the body of a woman.

The SUV was towed out of the water and a crew in a boat searched the water.

The Omaha Fire Department was called to get the car out of the water. Authorities later identified the deceased as Nyahon Thuok, 22.

Investigators say they are still closely investigating what happened and how the vehicle ended up in the lake.

A few minutes ago a tow truck came and loaded the car. That’s the yellow light you see in the distance. An officer just picked up the crime scene tape blocking the street. @ WOWT6News pic.twitter.com/JnfRhUJImK

– Leigh Waldman (@LeighWaldman) April 14, 2021

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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