Police divers who searched the River Mersey on Saturday morning found an empty car that had reportedly plunged into the water.
Underwater search teams were called to Garston Docks early in the morning after someone working at the docks alerted the police.
The force was told a red-coloured car was seen plunging into the river at about 0830 BST.
Diving teams found the vehicle after a three-hour search of the area.
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