UPDATE: Owner of car in Lake Shangri-la has 30 days to get it out

/Earlene Frederick photo

/Earlene Frederick photo

The owner of a car that ended up completely submerged in Lake Shangri-la Tuesday evening will have 30 days to get the vehicle out of the lake or face a Department of Natural Resources fine.

The driver of the Ford Taurus on Tuesday at about 8 p.m. edged her vehicle to the water on a boar launch off 217th Avenue. The intent of the 43-year-old woman with a Bristol address who was driving the car was to just dip her toes in the water, said Sgt. Dan Ruth, Sheriff’s Department spokesman.

Instead, the car started to float. The woman was able to get her 4-year-old passenger, herself and her purse out of the car before it becane completely submerged.

Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene. Fire personnel assisted in searching for the vehicle, as shown in this video:

However, removing the vehicle will be the car owner’s responsibility.

Ruth said no citations were issued to the car driver. No one was injured.

Our original reporting on theĀ incident is here.

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