UPDATE: Authorities find submerged vehicle in Rock River, no one inside

UPDATE: ROCKTON (WREX) — The Rockton Fire Department says no one was inside of a vehicle that was submerged in the Rock River early Friday morning.

Authorities say the call came in around 6:50 Friday morning for a vehicle submerged in water.

When authorities arrived on scene, they had no visual of the vehicle, but multiple witnesses on scene were able to help first responders identify the area the vehicle went into the water.

Multiple dive teams went into the water and located the vehicle, which authorities say was empty.

Around 8:35 a.m, crews were able to start pulling the water out of the vehicle and it was revealed it was a white Chevy Impala. The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office says the owner of the vehicle is registered in Wisconsin.

No injuries were reported.

W. Rockton Rd. is currently closed while authorities are on scene.

The incident is still under investigation.

We will provide updates as they become available.


ROCKTON (WREX) — Emergency departments from across the Stateline were called for an apparent water rescue early Friday morning.

Around 7 a.m., crews were called to the area of 2600 W. Rockton Rd. for a water rescue of a vehicle submerged into the water.

Around 7:45 a.m., a diver was in the water with multiple boats. Multiple people are on scene, including Winnebago County Sheriff’s, South Beloit Water Rescue and Rockton Fire Department. We will provides as they become available.

There’s no word if anyone is inside the vehicle at this time.

We will provide updates as they become available.

Andrew Carrigan

Andrew Carrigan

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