Man's body recovered from vehicle swept away by flood waters

Vietnam Veteran drowns in Clark County flash flood
Published: Jul. 15, 2015 at 4:01 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 22, 2015 at 4:01 AM EDT
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CHARLESTOWN, IN (WAVE) – A man died after his vehicle was swept into a channel by flood waters in Clark County, according to Indiana Department of Natural Resources officials.

Indiana Conservation officers were called to Tunnel Mill Road at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday after a passerby noticed a vehicle in Fourteenmile Creek.

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Once they arrived they recovered the body of Edwin Flaherty, 67, of Charlestown, from the vehicle.

Investigators said it appeared Flaherty had driven his vehicle into a flooded portion of the road and was then swept into a channel.

An autopsy will be performed Wednesday to determine Flaherty's cause of death.

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