Crews respond to car in lake in Cape Girardeau; 1 person dead, officials investigating

Crews respond to car in lake in Cape Girardeau; 1 person dead, officials investigating

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - One person is dead following an incident in Cape Girardeau on Friday.

Crews responded to a car in a lake off Scenic Drive on April 16.

According to Cape Girardeau Fire Chief Randy Morris, a passerby spotted the tail-end of a vehicle sticking out of the water and called police.

When the fire department arrived, the vehicle was fully submerged.

Divers checked the vehicle and found someone inside.

The individual was taken to an area hospital where they later died.

The incident happened at Little Ponderosa Lake off near Scenic and Prospect Drives.

The incident is still under investigation.

Cape Girardeau Fire and Rescue and the Jackson Fire Department responded to the scene.

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