A Seattle Fire rope rescue was canceled Friday night after a car was found down the embankment — but empty of occupants — below Louisa Boren Park in North Capitol Hill.
Seattle Fire was called to the scene just before 8 PM after the car was discovered in the brambles on the steep slope below the popular overlook. Seattle Fire crews arrived at the scene and quickly determined there were no occupants in the Honda.
According to Seattle Police radio the car was reported as stolen and had possibly been used in a recent robbery. No suspects were identified at the scene.
Police were gathering evidence at the scene. The car apparently was sent over the embankment at enough speed to jump a curb from E Olin Pl where a set of tire tracks and some large components from the undercarriage could still be found.
A truck was being called to the scene to remove the car from the greenbelt.
15th Ave E north of Volunteer Park was briefly closed during the response. There were no reported injuries.
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