Some sheriffs deputies swapped their badges and guns for scuba tanks and flippers Thursday to search an abandoned gravel pit in Pender County for a pair of stolen cars.
A hot tip had Onslow County's sheriff's dive team in some cold water, 55-degree water, in fact. But finding those cars in 10 to 30 feet of water made things a lot warmer for the divers and a whole lot hotter for the thieves who dumped the cars there.
Onslow Sheriff Ed Brown says the dive team members have paid for most of their own gear.
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