Sheriff: Man dies after car backs into North Carolina river

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LEXINGTON, NC (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office says it has recovered the body of a man who died while trying unload a boat into a river.

The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office told news outlets that crews responded to an access point on the Yadkin River south of Lexington around 10 a.m. Sunday and found a vehicle submerged in the water.

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Investigators said they determined the victim was trying to back the boat into the water when the car it was attached to went under with the man inside.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports the vehicle’s windows were rolled down.

Authorities didn’t immediately identify the victim.