UPDATED: Two bodies recovered from submerged vehicle at Cowan Lake


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Firs responders and a dive team on the scene at Cowan Lake Tuesday afternoon.

Firs responders and a dive team on the scene at Cowan Lake Tuesday afternoon.


John Hamilton | News Journal

COWAN LAKE STATE PARK, Clinton County — Two bodies were recovered from a submerged vehicle in Cowan Lake Tuesday, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

ODNR Natural Resources officers were assisted by the Loveland-Symmes Task Force 1 dive team and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.

Identification of the deceased is pending the Clinton County Coroner’s determination.

Dive teams were searching Cowan Lake Tuesday afternoon after two adults were reported missing, a representative with the ODNR confirmed to the News Journal.

Crews were on the scene at the state park since early afternoon, police scanner traffic indicated.

ODNR stated that a target of interest was identified about 10 feet underwater, and later a truck was being towed out of the water near the banks of the lake and where a circular drive is close to the lake.

Firs responders and a dive team on the scene at Cowan Lake Tuesday afternoon.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_DSC_0895-cr-3.jpgFirs responders and a dive team on the scene at Cowan Lake Tuesday afternoon. John Hamilton | News Journal

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