An ATV was spotted by a passerby in the floodwaters from the Embarras river Thursday. The ATV was pulled from the waters after authorities were alerted. When the vehicle was removed from the water 70-year-old St. Marie resident Frank C. Miller was discovered inside the ATV, which was enclosed. Miller was pronounced dead on the scene by Jasper County Coroner Jason Meyer.
Miller was found close to the Jasper County-Richland County line, near the Rafetown Bridge. It is believed his vehicle overturned into the floodwaters.