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Anglers like to use something called a fish finder when they’re out on their boats. It’s a device that uses sonar and GPS to find where all the tasty fish are hanging out. Apparently, it can be used to find other things, too.

Last month, a North Carolina man was looking for fish on Lake Wylie when he saw a much larger object on his sonar. He decided to notify the police about it. According to Fox News, the York County (SC) Sheriff’s Office determined it was a car sitting under 20 feet of water and about 50 feet from the shoreline.

Lake Wylie, South Carolina

Lake Wylie, South Carolina (digidreamgrafix/Shutterstock)

On Thursday (9/16), the sheriff’s office sent its dive team down to the vehicle and, with the help of other departments, used giant float bags to get the car out of the water. Ready for this? It was a BMW 5-Series that was reported stolen in Charlotte back in 2017. A spokesman for the sheriff’s office said it’s unusual for them to find cars so far from shore. It must have made a heck of a splash when it went in! You can see photos HERE.