Police: SUV accidentally winds up in the Catawba River

Crews cleared out of the area around 2 a.m., Monday.
Belmont Police said it happened around 11 p.m. Sunday when a woman had her SUV down near the river.
Published: May. 1, 2023 at 7:29 AM EDT|Updated: May. 1, 2023 at 7:58 AM EDT
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GASTON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) – Crews were called after a car ran into the Catawba River in Gaston County late Sunday night.

This happened at a boat launch on the Gaston County side of the Catawba River, not far from Wilkinson Boulevard.

The incident happened not far from Wilkinson Boulevard.
The incident happened not far from Wilkinson Boulevard.(Source: WBTV / Digital Globe)

Divers were in the water and a tow truck pulled the sport utility vehicle out of the river.

Belmont Police said it happened around 11 p.m. Sunday when a woman had her SUV down near the river.

Authorities say she thought the car was in park, but instead, she had it in reverse. When she hit the gas, the vehicle ended up backing into the water.

According to the police, the woman is OK.

Crews cleared out of the area around 2 a.m., Monday.