Man Dies After Car Goes Into Sea

8 October 2011, 10:11 | Updated: 8 October 2011, 10:56

The body of a man has been found inside a car which went into a harbour yesterday afternoon.

Police and ambulance crews were called at 3.03pm to Ferry Road in Southwold in Suffolk to reports that a car had gone through railings at the seafront.

The car was recovered by MET police divers and a crane and the man was found dead inside. The doors were secure and police think he was the only person in the vehicle.

Officers are telling Heart that the man is believed to 89-years-old and from the local area (of East Suffolk). Formal indentification is due to take place later today and an inquest will take place in due course.

There will be an investigation into how it happened but there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: "First and foremost our thoughts are with the man's family at this tragic time. The vehicle was recovered from the sea and the man was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics."