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Car in Ohio River found early this morning

Crews from Ironton and Russell Fire Departments are seen on location at the Center Street Boat Landing as they search for a submerged vehicle.

Crews from Ironton and Russell Fire Departments are seen on location at the Center Street Boat Landing as they search for a submerged vehicle.

A car that drove off the Center Street boat landing Wednesday evening was found by rescue workers Thursday morning at 1 a.m.

Ironton Police Detective Joe Ross said the first call came in around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.

“We interviewed a couple of witnesses who observed the vehicle go into the river,” Ross said on Wednesday. “

Ross said the witnesses said they saw one person in the vehicle. When the vehicle was found, Ross said one male was seat-belted in the car.

Ironton, Ashland and Russell, Kentucky, fire departments, as well as the Ohio Department of Natural Resources assisted in the recovery of the vehicle.

The Center Street landing was closed during the rescue efforts.

The name of the victim is not being released at this time.