A kayaker paddling on the Saco River on Thursday afternoon near the Market Street bridge in Saco discovered a submerged car that police later learned had been stolen two years ago.

A car is lifted out of the Saco River on Thursday night after is was spotted by a kayaker. Photo courtesy of Saco Police Department

The car was visible from the surface because construction on a nearby fishway has led to a lower water level, police said Friday.

Divers from Maine State Police and Maine Marine Patrol worked with local firefighters and a towing company to remove the vehicle.

It was lifted out of the water and over the bridge’s guardrail about 8 p.m. Thursday.

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