SUV in Hempstead Lake State Park

Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880

SUV Plunges Into Pond At Long Island Park

August 13, 2019 - 12:56 pm

WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (WCBS 880) -- An SUV was spotted 50 feet offshore at a pond in Hempstead Lake State Park on Tuesday morning.

It's not clear how the vehicle got there or who it belonged to.

Police believe it was driven into the water from Peninsula Boulevard, which runs along the pond's eastern edge.

Investigators say it might have been stolen.

A fire commissioner with the Lakeview Fire Department told Newsday they've never had a car go into the water that far.

The East Rockaway Fire Department said there were no victims or injuries.