Car Overboard, Woman ‘Located Unharmed’

January 6, 2018

[Updated: As of 9.15pm, Police confirm the 36 year old woman involved in the car “going overboard in the waters off of Astwood Park has been located unharmed”

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Police are currently investigating a report of a car submerged in the waters off of Astwood Park/Cove and have cordoned off the area.

Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said: “At 10.22am police and other first responders attended a report a car submerged in the waters off of Astwood Park/Cove.

“Presently the area has been cordoned off whilst officers assess the situation. We will keep the you apprised of any new developments.”

Car Overboard Bermuda, January 6 2018

Update 12.00pm: There is crime scene tape up and police are restricting access.

Update 12.16pm: Police confirm response to scene was 10.22am.

Police Van Bermuda, January 6 2018

Update 12.40pm: The scene remains the same, multiple police officers present, crime scene tape around the area.

Update 1.27pm: The police said, “Presently the overturned car is still in the waters off of Astwood Park/Cove.

“The police divers tried to ascertain whether or not anyone was in the vehicle. Unfortunately, the surf is too rough and the tide is very high making it too dangerous for the divers, and at this point it is still unclear whether or not anyone is in the car.

“The area is still cordoned off and police are in the process of identifying the owner and/or who was driving the vehicle.”

Police Car Astwood Park Bermuda, January 6 2018

Update 5.30pm: The police remain on scene, crime scene tape is still up, and access is being restricted in the area, which, in our experience, is an unusual occurrence for a ‘car overboard’ scenario.

Update 5.50pm: Mr Caines said, “At 5.10pm the Bermuda Police Marine Unit and Dive Unit were dispatched to the waters off of Astwood Park. Island Construction brought a crane to the scene, which then hoisted the car out of the water and it was ascertained that no one was in the car. Officers have now widened the investigation and they are now looking into the circumstances surrounding the car.”

Car Bermuda January 6 2018 (4)

Car Bermuda January 6 2018 (1)

Update 7.35pm: The police said, “Officers have now widened their investigation and are looking for anyone who may have seen a female in distress in the area of Astwood Park in Warwick in the early hours of Saturday morning. Anyone who has any information on this incident is asked to contact Sgt. Clifford Roberts on 295-0011.”

Update 9.16pm: Police said, “The 36 year old woman involved in the car going overboard in the waters off of Astwood Park has been located unharmed. We thank the public for their assistance and an investigation into the matter is now underway.”

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