Scuba diver finds two missing teens bodies in car after 21 years underwater

A YouTuber has reportedly found the bodies of two teenagers at the bottom of a river 21 years after they went missing.

Jeremy Sides of the popular scuba diving channel 'Exploring with Nug' found a car containing what is believed to be the bodies of Erin Foster and Jeremy Bechtel.

The pair disappeared on April 3, 2000, in the city of Sparta in Tennessee, United States.

They were last seen alive in Foster’s 1998 Pontiac Grand Am, and after a number of investigations police had written it off as a cold case.

But it all changed when Mr Sides — who is famous for his videos showing him diving in search of missing objects and people — arrived in the city in November in the belief that he would be able to solve the mystery once and for all.

Last week he uploaded shocking footage to the website showing the car, which he identifies with the couple from the number plate, sitting on the river bed with its chassis largely intact. The video now has over 250,000 views.

In the clip, he says: "I'm lost. I'm lost for words. I'm so glad that I could find them.

"I'm so sad at that's where they ended up."

The scuba YouTuber later told NewsChannel 5 that his discovery "meant a lot" to police officers who later attended the scene, as many of them went to the same school as the couple.

One man from the town claiming to have been friends with both of them in school wrote in the video comments: "Jeremy, thank you from the bottom of my heart brother. You really have no idea what this means to the people in this community."

"Until the day you die you have an entire county, town, and community of people who will do anything that we can for you. Just ask."

Authorities began forensic work on the car on Wednesday by collecting samples from mud on the car buthave not yet confirmed that the remains are those of the two teens, according to local media.

DNA testing will be used to identify the bodies. Both families have been informed of the discovery.

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