Ann Pewter named as River Fal car plunge victim

River Fal car plunge
Image caption Mrs Pewter was pronounced dead when the car was finally recovered from the river by divers

A woman who died after a car rolled off a ferry slipway in Cornwall has been named.

Ann Pewter, 74, from Tavistock, Devon, died on Wednesday when the car she was in plunged into the River Fal at the King Harry Ferry crossing point on the Roseland Peninsula, near Truro.

The driver escaped, but Mrs Pewter was pronounced dead when the car was recovered.

Police are investigating and a report is being prepared for the coroner.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said because Mrs Pewter was in the car when it went into the river, it will be treated as a road traffic collision and her death will be investigated by the serious collisions unit.

The rescue operation involved Devon and Cornwall Police, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, Falmouth Coastguards, RNLI lifeboats and a helicopter from RNAS Culdrose.

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