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Missing Man's Truck Found in Flooded Water

Last updated on Monday, December 12, 2011

(OAKTOWN) - Indiana Conservation Officers, the Knox County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police are investigating the disappearance of a Knox County man.

Clinton S. Hamilton,19, of Oaktown, Indiana was last seen around 4:00 a.m. Sunday on Wolfe Hill Road.

Hamilton's truck was found just off the roadway in floodwaters in the Oaktown Bottoms. Family members became concerned after he failed to return home Sunday morning and contacted the Knox County Sherriff's Department.

Indiana State Police searched the area by helicopter as Indiana Conservation Officers, Vincennes Township Fire Department, Hazleton Fire Department, Oaktown Fire Department and Knox County Sheriff's Deputies searched by land and water.

Divers from the Vincennes Township dive team dove into areas of water where Hamilton was last seen, but they were unable to locate him. The search of the area was started around 11:00 am and concluded at dusk. The search resumed this morning.

Law enforcement officials strongly discourage drivers from driving through flooded roadways. As little as six inches of moving current can sweep a vehicle off the road.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Clinton S. Hamilton, please contact Indiana Conservation Officers' South Region Dispatch at 812-837-9536 or the Knox County Sheriff's Dept. at 882-882-7660.

Hamilton is 5' 11", weighs 150 lbs., has brown eyes and brown hair.

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