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NORTH CANAAN -- Crews have located a submerged vehicle in North Canaan Wednesday.

Connecticut State Police said their dive team was assisting law enforcement in Ashley Falls Mass. for a vehicle that appears to have gone through a guard rail.

German Perez, 60, of Ashley Falls, Mass was operating a 2000 black Toyota Tundra,  with Mass. Reg 90AG21. Perez who left Lakeville, CT Tuesday night at approximately 6:00 P.M., and was scheduled to return home later that evening never arrived at his destination.

The search was staged around Route 44 and Lawrence Avenue, which shut the roads down for a period of time.

Boats were in the Housatonic River searching for the possible submerged vehicle. Officials say the river is about 5-10 feet above normal, and the search was hampered by muddy water and floating debris. No car has been found yet.

Police said

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