Man and woman dead after car plunges into lake

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Two people rescued from a car which plunged into a lake have died.

A man and a woman were freed by emergency services from the vehicle which ended up on its roof after entering Hooe Lake in Turnchapel, Plymouth.

Witnesses saw the man being administered CPR at the scene before he was taken to Derriford Hospital.

But both occupants of the car were later pronounced dead, Devon and Cornwall Police said in a statement.

Emergency services were called at 1.55pm on Thursday after reports that the car had left the road and entered the lake.

An air ambulance, HM Coastguard and a lifeboat all responded to the call.

"I was here just as the ambulance and fire engines and everybody else arrived," said Mr Wheeler, a UKIP councillor said.

"I saw them diving into the water to the vehicle which was under the water.

"I saw several people around it and I gathered they couldn't get somebody out, or two people out, of the vehicle. It seemed like it was stuck".