JEFFERSON CITY — Troopers from Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F were working to retrieve a vehicle from the Missouri River near Jefferson City Wednesday afternoon when they found a surprise — two more vehicles.

Troopers pulled a vehicle that was reported stolen in 2019 from the river, along with another vehicle, which officials said had "been down here for a while."

Neither vehicle was related to the initial report, which was for a car that had rolled off the boat ramp into the water. 

Troopers tweeted #TheRiverIsNotAParkingLot.

The original vehicle Troopers were searching for was eventually removed later Wednesday evening. 

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