Two people dead after Hooe Lake car plunge
Two people who were pulled from a submerged car after it plunged into an estuary have died.
The vehicle came off the road and fell 20 feet (6m) into Hooe Lake in Plymouth, Devon, just before 14:00 BST, Devon and Cornwall Police said.
Police officers and members of the public entered the water in an effort to rescue the pair.
A man, 75, was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and a woman was also recovered from the vehicle.
Officers carried out resuscitation on the man after they pulled him from the Peugeot estate car which had turned on its roof.
A woman was also recovered from the vehicle by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.
John Wheeler, an eyewitness, said: "I saw what I believe was a policeman jump in the water and swim and wade out to the submerged vehicle."
Emergency services including the air ambulance, the coastguard and the lifeboat service attended.