Truck found in river, occupant missing

Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

State Police have found a truck submerged in the Housatonic River near Lawrence Avenue in North Canaan. The truck is believed to be the vehicle of missing person German Perez, 60, of Ashley Falls, Mass. Roads into and around North Canaan were closed on Sept. 25, as divers and State Police searched for confirmation that it was Perez' 2000 Toyota Tundra. The river is very deep because of recent rains. The rain has sent the Housatonic River to flood stage in the days since then, churning it up and setting debris adrift, making it an extreme challenge for the State Police from Troop B and other rescue workers to find the truck and any signs of Perez.

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