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Car found half submerged in river in Cornwall

Car found half submerged in river in Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 8:34am 5th November 2019. (Updated at 3:59pm 5th November 2019)

Photo: Launceston Community Fire Station via Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters rush to check if anyone was trapped inside a car found half submerged in a Cornish river.

Crews from Launceston, Callington, Bude and St Austell were scrambled to Kennelhill Woods on Monday.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service has since confirmed that no-one was found inside the vehicle.

Officials say it had been in the water since the stormy weather on Saturday.

"At 1238hrs, a request was received from police to search a car that had been found partly submerged in a river. 

"It was unknown if anyone was inside the vehicle. 

"Firefighters from Launceston and Callington, along with specialist water rescue teams from Bude and St Austell, attended - and three officers. 

"It was established from a local resident that the vehicle had been in the water since Saturday. 

"Water rescue technicians entered the river to confirm that there was no-one inside. 

"The incident has been left for the owner of the vehicle to arrange recovery".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

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