Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


May 2, 2014

BREAKING: Body found in submerged vehicle


A body was found Friday morning inside a submerged vehicle in a creek off McGinnis Road near the Carter-Greenup line in Carter County.

       It appears the car was swept off a low water bridge during heavy rains, according to first responders on scene.

       Crews are still working to bring the vehicle out of the creek. The Journal-Times will update as soon as Kentucky State Police are ready to give a statement.

       The vehicle was spotted on Thursday but crews were unable to mobilize until morning.

       The identity of the deceased will not be released until family members are notified.


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A Carter County man who tried to drive across a rain-swollen creek was found dead inside his car Friday morning.

The incident happened along McGinnis Cemetery Road in rural Carter County, near the Carter-Greenup County line.

Kentucky State Police at Ashland weren't releasing details yet. But family members told a local TV news crew at the scene that the victim was Enoch McGinnis, who was in his 70s and was last seen on Tuesday night.

Relatives also said McGinnis had to cross a small creek to get to his residence. They searched the creek on Thursday, but found no sign of McGinnis or his vehicle.

On Friday morning, relatives returned to the area and found the car protruding out of the water, which is now receding.

Emergency responders, including a dive team, found McGinnis’s body inside his car.

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