An SUV that was reported stolen at the beginning of April was recovered in the waters of Fire Lake Friday morning.

The empty 2012 GMC Acadia was spotted by Nebraska Public Power District staff members who were on helicopter patrol.

The incident was reported at 9:31 a.m. and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded along with members of the North Platte Fire and Rescue Department and Lincoln County Dive Rescue team.

Sgt. Casey Nelms of the Sheriff’s Office said the owners of the vehicle had left the SUV at Fire Lake on April 3 and returned the next day to find it gone.

Nelms said the investigation of the theft continues.

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