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Woman's body found by police divers after car plunges into Manukau Harbour

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Publish Date
Fri, 1 Jul 2022, 10:09am
Police at Onehunga Wharf after a car was driven into the Manukau Harbour yesterday evening. Photo / Darren Masters
Police at Onehunga Wharf after a car was driven into the Manukau Harbour yesterday evening. Photo / Darren Masters

Woman's body found by police divers after car plunges into Manukau Harbour

Author
NZ Herald ,
Publish Date
Fri, 1 Jul 2022, 10:09am

The body of a woman has been recovered from inside a submerged vehicle after it plunged into the Manukau Harbour yesterday.

Police confirmed the National Police Dive Squad recovered the dead woman from the vehicle late last night.

The vehicle was also recovered, said a police spokesperson.

The Serious Crash Unit was now investigating the circumstances of the crash.

A hovercraft searches the water off Onehunga Wharf after a car plunged into the Manukau Harbour. Photo / Darren Masters

A hovercraft searches the water off Onehunga Wharf after a car plunged into the Manukau Harbour. Photo / Darren Masters

Around 5pm on Thursday, emergency services raced to Māngere Bridge, where the car was spotted in the water.

Eyewitnesses said police and rescue services were in force at the bridge's boat ramp doing everything they could to pull the car's occupant to safety.

Police confirmed that a vehicle entered the water, with one occupant inside at the time.

Emergency services desperately try to find the driver of a submerged car. Photo / Darren Masters

Emergency services desperately try to find the driver of a submerged car. Photo / Darren Masters

Last night the person had not been located and the area around the Coronation Rd boat ramp was cordoned off.

The Police Dive Squad is to search for a missing driver after a car went into the Manukau Harbour at Māngere Bridge yesterday.  Photo / Getty Images

The Police Dive Squad is to search for a missing driver after a car went into the Manukau Harbour at Māngere Bridge yesterday. Photo / Getty Images