UPDATE: Roanoke Police say man pulled from Roanoke River died of hypothermia

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Police say Mark Crotts, the man that was pulled from an SUV that went into the Roanoke River on Saturday, died of hypothermia and his death has been ruled by the Medical Examiner's Office as accidental.

There is no evidence of foul play.

Roanoke Police Department has identified the man who was pulled from a vehicle in the Roanoke River Saturday.

The man has been identified as Mark Andrew Crotts, 24, of Roanoke.

Police are still investigating.


Roanoke Police are investigating an incident in which a man was found deceased in a vehicle submerged in the Roanoke River, according to Scott Leamon of the Roanoke Police Department.

At 8:11 a.m. Saturday morning, Roanoke Police and Roanoke Fire-EMS were dispatched to Vic Thomas Park, behind Black Dog Salvage after a report of a vehicle being found in the Roanoke River.

According to Leamon, further investigation determined that an adult male was deceased inside of the vehicle and later transported to the medical examiner's office.

The identity of the man is currently unknown and police are still investigating this matter.


Local rescue crews are working to remove a vehicle from the Roanoke River near Vic Thomas Park.

Access to Hannah Circle Southwest and an area behind Black Dog Salvage has been closed off by authorities due to the incident.

No other details are available at this time.

Stay with us for more updates.