Car still sitting in Little Miami River after March accident - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Car still sitting in Little Miami River after March accident

Aerial footage shows the white sedan floating in the river (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Wayne Cross) Aerial footage shows the white sedan floating in the river (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Wayne Cross)
The car can be spotted in the river on the top of the photo (Photo provided) The car can be spotted in the river on the top of the photo (Photo provided)
Rescue crews were trying to pull a vehicle from the Little Miami River in Turtlecreek Township. (FOX19/Mike Woeste) Rescue crews were trying to pull a vehicle from the Little Miami River in Turtlecreek Township. (FOX19/Mike Woeste)
OREGONIA, OH (FOX19) - It's been almost a month since a woman was pulled from her car that plunged into the Little Miami River.  

One month, and a tragedy later, the car that Joyce Cain, 72, of Morrow was in as it plunged into the river in early March is still in
the river.

[Related: Woman dies after being pulled from car in Little Miami River]

Because the car is still in the river, it's elicited dozens upon dozens of concerned 911 calls.
 
911 Operator:  “Warren County 911.  Where's the emergency?”
Caller:  "We're southbound on I-71.  Just came across the Jeremiah Bridge." 


[Listen: 911 call of car in Little Miami River]

911 Operator:  "The white car in the river?"
Caller:  "Yes, ma'am."
911 Operator:  "It's from an incident about four weeks ago."

That white vehicle is Cain's car that was caught on home surveillance rushing away down the river.  Cain died following the incident. 
 
"I, like most people, assumed that the car was already out of the river,” said Dirk Morgan, owner of Morgan's Outdoor Adventures in Oregonia.
 
Morgan was on a routine safety run a few days ago when he came across the small, white four-door.
 
"It's sunk flat-bottom to the gravel in knee-deep water now. Perfect conditions for trying to move it out.  That can all change with
two inches of rain,” Morgan said.
 
Morgan unsuccessfully tried to move the car from the waters himself.  The fact that it doesn't seem to be going anywhere fast is concerning.
 
"There's all kind of concerns with a car in a river.  Where's it going to move to with the high water, when the first tree comes down
and smacks it and dislodges it from the bottom of the river,” Morgan said, "You can damage a gas tank.  You've got 20 gallons of gas in the river.  Oil.  You've got sharp objects."

He hopes the car is pulled out soon because boating season is right around the corner.
 
“Let's just do it.  Let's get it out,” Morgan said.
 
As it stands, there are no concrete plans in place to remove the car, FOX19 NOW has learned from state police.  Morgan says he's been
in touch with several authorities about making it happen.

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