Car Pulled From Merced River; Driver Dead Inside

California Highway Patrol and Merced County Sheriff's officers pulled a car from the Merced River north of Highway 165 around 8 a.m. Saturday morning.

A 32-year-old man was found dead inside.

Officers do not yet know{}how the vehicle ended up in the river. They say the body is of a man who was reported missing from Los Banos on Friday night.

CHP is investigating.