Two bodies recovered after car found submerged in water

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Two bodies have been recovered from a river after a car was found submerged in the water.

Emergency services in Swansea were called in the early hours of Christmas morning following reports that a car had entered the River Tawe.

The bodies of a man and a woman were found in the water, nearby the fully submerged car. Police have said their next of kin are being informed.

Crews worked throughout Christmas Day using a crane to retrieve the wreckage from the water near the junction of the A483 and New Cut Road.

South Wales Police said it was carrying out investigations.

Emergency services were called around 3am on Christmas morning. Credit: Athena Picture Agency

At midday, Detective Inspector Sharon Gill-Lewis said: “Emergency services attended and a car was found fully submerged in the river. The bodies of a woman and man were located in the river nearby. Their next of kin are being informed and enquiries are continuing to ascertain the full circumstances behind the incident.“The incident is ongoing at the scene and no further detail is available at this time.”

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