Official: 4 dead in Alabama after vehicle goes off dock

9:00 AM UPDATE:

In a morning press conference, officials say they are still searching for the body of the fifth victim.

They say that a woman inside the vehicle called 911 while it was going down in the water and then people at a nearby camping site heard her scream for help.

It happened at the Leesburg landing of the Coosa River.

Officials are still investigating how the vehicle ended up in the river.

It was recovered in 18 feet of water.

The driver is one of the victims who died.

There were two survivors who were treated and released last night for hypothermia and shock.

The victims were all related, family members from Jefferson County who were visiting a relative in Leesburg.

Two were in their 20s, two in their 40s.

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CENTRE, Ala. (AP) – An official says four people are dead after a vehicle drove off a boat landing in northeastern Alabama.

Cherokee County coroner Dr. Jeremy Deaton tells WBRC-TV that crews are searching for a fifth person.

The station says two people survived and were taken to the hospital.

Alabama State troopers and the county’s rescue squad are on the scene looking for the missing person.

The accident took place just before 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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