Report of Possible Submerged Vehicle False Alarm

The search for a possible submerged vehicle ended Saturday afternoon after rescuers determined there was never a vehicle in the water.

On Saturday afternoon, 911 operators received a call from someone who described seeing a red colored kayak or vehicle submerged in the Tulpehocken Creek near the Berks County Heritage Center.

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Police, Fire Crews, and Park Rangers quickly descended on the scene, calling in a water rescue team to search the creek.

Photo of the large red rock in the creek.

Eventually, the red object was found just below the surface of the water, roughly 75 yards down stream from the Red Bridge.

A water rescue team waded into the creek, only to find that the object in question was just a large rock, painted red. With a sign of relief, the rescue was called off.

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