Authorities find motorist’s body after car swept up in flood

Chickasaw County Sheriff

Lawler, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have recovered the body of a man who had called 911 to report his car being swept up in floodwaters as storms deluged northeast Iowa.

The man’s body was found just before 1 p.m. Wednesday less than half a mile from where his car was found just north of Lawler.

The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office says the man’s body was found on the ground where floodwaters from the Little Turkey River had receded. The man’s name has not been released pending notification of his family.

Officials say the driver had called 911 around 4:40 a.m. to say he had been swept off the roadway. Authorities later found his vehicle, but could not immediately find the driver.

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