Truck Pulled From River; Man's Body Inside

Truck Pulled From River; Man's Body Inside

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Divers spent the morning in the water near Memories Fish Camp searching for 77 year old Clarence Rutherford. By late Sunday morning Rutherford's green F-250 truck was found in Fowl River near the boat launch. Rutherford's body was inside.

"We seen him Friday he was doing good, he was in good spirits, he talked to everybody. A lot of people talked to him. His old friends came down Friday evening and he told us we'd see him the next morning," said the owner of the fish camp.

His friends say he just moved back to the area last Wednesday. They say Rutherford had a lot of friends and seemed to get along with everyone.

"He could light up a room with his smile," said a friend.

It's still a mystery as to how he ended up in the river. His truck was submerged in about 15 feet of water. Authorites don't believe foul play is involved, but the investigation continues.

An autopsy will be performed on Tuesday.

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