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Local group pulls stolen car from Black River during annual clean-up

Posted: 12:56 PM, May 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-06 16:56:50Z

A group dedicated to pulling trash both big and small from the Black River in Lorain County certainly caught a big piece of junk Sunday morning.

LoCo 'Yaks , a paddle sports group dedicated to educating the public on marine debris prevention and devastation and protecting local waters, was able to remove what's left of a stolen car during its sixth annual Black River Clean-Up .

Robb Koscho, co-founder of LoCo 'Yaks and the organizer of Black River Clean-Up, said the group started their annual clean-up six years ago by pulling small plastic bottles and plastic bags out of the river. Now, they're puling out tires and cars.

A Lorain County sheriff's deputy came out to the river Sunday morning to take a look at the car. The deputy said whoever dumped the car cut off as much as they could to avoid having it be identified. However, officials are hopeful they might be able to find a VIN or serial number under the car once they get it flipped over.