- Associated Press - Monday, March 28, 2016

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Police in Oregon say they think they’ve located a car that drove into Rogue River, but it would be too dangerous to remove the vehicle at the moment.

The Daily Courier reports (https://bit.ly/1RKIAoJ ) that Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniel says the car was seen driving into the river Saturday. He believes the occupant is still inside and presumably drowned.

Daniel said Sunday that a recovery effort would be unsafe because near-record rain this month has caused high water levels and poor visibility.

He says at least one witness reported seeing a man in a silver vehicle drive an apparently deliberate manner down a boat ramp and into the river.

Searchers have found an oil slick and a water-logged owner’s manual to a 1999 Mercury Sable sedan downstream from the scene.


Information from: Daily Courier, https://www.thedailycourier.com

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