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Search suspended for vehicle that dove into Missouri River

Question remains if vehicle was occupied

SIOUX CITY, Iowa - UPDATE: Sioux City authorities are suspending for the evening the search of a vehicle that went into the Missouri River. 

Authorities will resume the search in the morning. 

Iowa DNR and Siouxland Dive Rescue are assisting in the search. 

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A car plunged into the Missouri River and there are question about whether anyone was inside.

Police and fire crews have boats out and are searching the area where the Missouri River meets the Floyd River near Larson Park.

The car is fully submerged after witnesses say it crashed through a fence and into the river.

Authorities haven't determined yet whether anyone was in the vehicle when that happened, but are treating the situation as such.

Deborah Larson, one witness to the car plunging into the water, tells us what she saw.
"Over by the police cars, there's a fence, and I saw this car came through the fence, and it looked like it tried to curve up the bank, and then it went in."

The Sioux City Police Department are asking anyone with any information of the incident to contact them at 712 279-6960.

We'll have more as this story develops

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PREVIOUS: According to Sioux City Police Chief Rex Mueller, they received a report at 4:18 p.m. Monday of a car driving into the Missouri River. He said that they received 2 witnesses. 

The car was described as a small brown, two-door vehicle. 

Authorities don't know if anyone was in the vehicle, but are treating the situation as such

Sioux City Fire Rescue reported via Twitter that a car drove off of Floyd Boulevard into the river.

 

They are have dispatched crews and are asking motorists to use caution on the road. 

 

The South Sioux City Fire Department is assisting in the search for the vehicle. 

 

The Sioux City Police Department are asking anyone with any information of the incident to contact them at 712 279-6960.


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