GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Emergency crews on Monday afternoon recovered a body found in Clear Creek west of Golden.

The recovery operation on Monday afternoon (credit: CBS)

Investigators believe the body is tied to a car that crashed into the creek last Thursday night. Initial searches did not find a body in that car.

The body on Monday was found almost a mile downstream from where the car was found.

(credit: CBS)

Highway 6 through Clear Creek Canyon was shut down in the early afternoon when the recovery operation started.

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It remained closed at 3 p.m. on Monday.