Officials pull car from water in Marysville, declare driver dead

Police, firefighters, divers on scene

MARYSVILLE, Mich. – The driver of a car that was pulled from the water in Marysville on Tuesday is dead, police said.

The black Chevrolet Impala was pulled from the St. Clair River around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday along River Road near Cuttle Road and just northwest of Stag Island, authorities said.

Police officers, firefighters and divers were called to the scene to investigate.

A diver attached a line to the car and it was pulled from the water and lifted over the guardrail by a tow truck.

Officials said the car went straight through a thin metal fence along the waterfront at 6:27 a.m. Tuesday. The current carried the car down to the spot where it was pulled out, according to authorities.

A police officer patrolling the area arrived within a minute and saw a dark-colored car submerge below the water, officials said.

Rescue efforts were hampered due to the amount of ice flowing near the shore, according to police.

The victim was found around 9 a.m. and transported to the St. Clair County Medical Examiner’s Office, officials said.

Police continue to investigate.

Officials pulled a car from the water in Marysville on Tuesday.
Officials pulled a car from the water in Marysville on Tuesday.

No additional information has been revealed.

Here’s aerial video of the car being pulled from the water:

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