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Body found in submerged vehicle in Willamette River

Officials are investigating after a body was found in a submerged vehicle in Marion County.

Posted: Nov. 22, 2017 11:33 AM
Updated: Nov. 22, 2017 11:43 AM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Divers have recovered a body from a vehicle that went into the Willamette River.

Lt. Chris Baldridge of the Marion County Sheriff's Office says a ferry boat operator spotted the vehicle Tuesday night near the Buena Vista Ferry ramp, and rescuers discovered what appeared to be a deceased, elderly person inside.

A dive team went to the river at daybreak Wednesday and recovered the body and a vehicle.

Baldridge says deputies are investigating the case as an accident.

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