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Stolen BMW recovered from Grand River in Kitchener over weekend: police

The Grand River in Kitchener, Ont. Ahmad Fareed Khan / Global News

Waterloo Regional Police say a stolen vehicle was recovered from the Grand River in Kitchener over the weekend, just hours after it had been reported stolen.

They say officers were called to a plaza near Glen Forest Boulevard and Bearinger Road in Waterloo on Friday at around 9:43 p.m. after it had been reported that a BMW SUV had gone missing.

About two hours later, a pedestrian spotted the vehicle with its hazard lights on, in the river near Bridge Street East.

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Police say officers responded to the call along with others from the Kitchener Fire Department and Waterloo Paramedic Services.

Firefighters initially reported that the SUV was empty, a fact later confirmed when members of all the emergency response teams scaled the embankment for a closer look.

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The SUV was then pulled from the river.

Police say no injuries have been reported.

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