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Body Found After Motorist Tries Fleeing Flood Waters

A missing motorist who's vehicle was swept away by water has been found.  54 year old Anthony Nees of Cowden was located and recovered in a drainage creek southwest of Shelbyville Saturday morning.  According to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Nees drove into water over the roadway on March 31st around 7:30 AM.  According to an eyewitness the car Nees was driving was pushed off the roadway by the current, and became inoperable. 

Nees left his vehicle in an attempt to walk out and get away, but was swept away by the water into a flooded field and disappeared. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is once again encouraging all motorists to turn around and don't drown.  You never know how deep water is or how fast it's moving. 


As spring rains continue, they ask that you don't drive into the water on the roadway and find an alternate route.  The Shelby County Dive Team took the lead on the Search and Rescue/Recovery effort.  Shelby County Sheriff's Office thanked the area fire departments, search and rescue teams, drone operators, and ISP Air Operations for their assistance.


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