Man’s body recovered in floodwaters in Union County

Man's body recovered in floodwaters in Union County

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A man’s body was recovered in floodwaters in Union County Monday morning.

Union County Sheriff’s Office says the body of a Clayborn Wright, 88, was recovered next to a car after being trapped in the area of Landsford Road and Camden Road in Marshville.

The car and body was recovered across the street from Bethel Baptist Church on Landsford Road. A rescue team from Miami, FL was on-scene during the response efforts and Union County Sheriff Eddie Cathey noted that the window had been open on Wright’s car and he may have attempted to exit the vehicle.

Site where Wright's vehicle was found
Site where Wright's vehicle was found (Source: Union Count Sheriff's Office)
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When WBTV reporter Caroline Hicks arrived on the scene, there was not any visible flooding seen in the area.

North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

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