A body was found in a car submerged in the Mississippi River just south of the Clinton area. The Camanche Police, Fire and Ambulance Services were dispatched to the river yesterday afternoon on a call of a possible vehicle in the river.

Using sonar equipment, the fire department located a vehicle submerged in about six feet of water. The body of an elderly male, the lone occupant of the vehicle, was found inside the red Chevy Impala. The name of the victim is being withheld at this time until notification of family members.

The The incident remains under investigation by the Clinton County Sheriff’s office and no foul play is suspected at this time.

By Dave Vickers, KROS, Clinton