Crews work to remove this stolen truck from Alix Lake on June 13 following a boater reporting a submerged item. Image: Bashaw RCMP

Stolen vehicle found submerged in Alix Lake

Bashaw RCMP investigating after stolen truck recovered from water

A boater helped make a surprising discovery.

Sometime on June 13, a boat was out on Alix Lake and came across something submerged a short distance from the boat launch at the Alix Lake Campground.

Members of the Bashaw RCMP were notified and attended the scene. Officers contacted the Alix Fire Department, which assisted in determining the object was a vehicle. At that time, site of the vehicle in the lake was identified to warn boaters and plans made to retrieve the vehicle.

It wasn’t until June 18 that the vehicle was recovered by towing crews and police.

Once it was out of the water, the RCMP were able to determine it was a pickup truck stolen late last year from an area in Red Deer County.

Bashaw RCMP are looking into the circumstances of how the truck got into the lake, who might be involved in allegedly stealing the vehicle and hoping to hear from anyone that might have knowledge pertaining to the theft or activity of the truck prior to it being dumped in the lake.

Information can be provided by calling the Bashaw RCMP detachment at (780) 372-3793 or, if the person wishes to remain anonymous, by contacting CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).