Dale Nicholson dead after divers find missing man’s car in the River Derwent

Cold case breakthrough as divers find a dead man sitting in a car at the bottom of a river – six years after he went missing

  • Divers find human remains in submerged car
  • Car was found at the bottom of the River Derwent
  • Dale Nicholson, 61, disappeared in December 2016

A man who went missing more than six years ago has been found dead after divers found his remains in a submerged car a stone’s throw from a busy public swimming pool.

Dale Nicholson, 61, disappeared on December 10, 2016 after talking to a friend on the phone in the afternoon.

His family reported him missing the next day, but despite an extensive police search, he was never found.

Downunder Divers, a team that specializes in closing cold cases, announced via YouTube on Monday that they had found Mr. Nicholson and his car.

The team found its Ford Falcon saloon submerged in the River Derwent next to a car park used for a busy local swimming pool.

More to come.

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