Body Found Trapped in Submerged Truck

The body of a man was found after a truck was pulled out of a canal in Palisade Sunday.

Authorities answered the call of a something in the canal near G and 7/10 Road in Palisade around 11 AM. When authorities arrived they found what appeared to be a red truck entirely underwater. A nearby farmer told police that he had seen tire tracks last Monday but that the waters were too muddy to see anything.

The Mesa County dive team was called in to aid in the effort as well as the Colorado State Patrol and the Mesa County Sheriff's office. When the vehicle was eventually pulled out of the water, the body of a man was found trapped inside the cab of the truck. The coroner is working to determine the identity of the man.