Body Pulled From Car in Schuylkill

Officials are investigating how long the car was in the river before someone called police.

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Mary Pat Sampsell
Crews rushed to the Schuylkill River near Hunting Park Avenue after receiving calls of a car in the water.
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The incident in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park was reported around noon Tuesday.
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Pat Bunyon
Crews searched the water for nearly 90 minutes.
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Firefighters and emergency crews used ladders to make their way into the murky water.
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When crews found the car, they pulled it out of the water.
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Pat Bunyon
A body was found inside.
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Mary Pat Sampsell
An investigation into when the car entered the river is underway.
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The roadway was shut down while crews searched the area.
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Traffic was backed up during the lunch hour.
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