YouTube Scuba Diver finds missing teenagers after 21 years underwater


A diver on YouTube has found the bodies of two teenagers missing after 21 years underwater. Take a look below:

For over 20 years, no one knew what happened to Erin Foster and Jeremy Bechtel.

They went missing on April 3, 2000 in Sparta, Tennessee, and were last seen in Foster’s 1998 Pontiac Grand Am.

Last week, scuba diver Jeremy Sides found his car underwater.

He said, “I’m lost. I’m lost for the words. I’m so happy I was able to find them.

“I’m so sad that’s where they ended up.”

Credit: White County Sheriff’s Office

For two decades, the whereabouts were a complete mystery, despite numerous investigations into the case.

Sides told NewsChannel 5: “Every now and then a case arises where someone goes off the planet and goes missing in their car.

“It’s an immediate red flag, there’s a good chance they’ve been somewhere in a body of water.

He came to Sparta precisely last month to look for Foster’s car.

Sides added: “It was a very small town, two teenagers are missing and no one knows where they went.

“Everyone knew these kids, they went to school with them, you know.

“Half the police went to school with these guys, they were friends with them.

“It was a great feeling to bring so many closure and answers to so many people at the same time.

“It meant a lot to me and I know it meant a lot to them too.”

Credit: White County Sheriff's Office
Credit: White County Sheriff’s Office

On Wednesday, December 1, investigators were doing forensic work on the car removing mud and collecting evidence.

However, the remains have not yet been confirmed to be those of the two teenagers, authorities said.

Genetic DNA tests and potential dental records were collected.

The two families were also informed of the situation.

Many commented on the YouTuber’s video and were understandably in shock.

One wrote: “Heartbreaking for families who have never had an answer for over 20 years, and with your persistence you can now begin the healing process. You are an amazing man. Jeremy with an incredibly supportive family that you miss dearly while you were away from this research, volunteering your time to help a family in need. Proud of you. “

Another added: “Do you know what I love about you? No showboating, no drama, just you doing what you love, helping others, solving mysteries and doing it with humility. Never change. “


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