MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The bodies of two women have been discovered in a car that rolled off a ferry into a deep shipping channel in South Florida.
News outlets report they were found Tuesday in the blue Mercedes-Benz, which fell from the Fisher Island ferry and sank in Government Cut.
Police said early Wednesday that the vehicle has been recovered from the water.
The Coast Guard is investigating how the car fell from the ship, which carries people and cars back and forth from exclusive Fisher Island.
The front and back of the vessel are usually closed by chains during the short trip.
Police identified the victims as 63-year-old Emma Afra of Miami and 76-year-old Viviane Brahms of New York.
#UPDATE Dive crews with @MiamiDadeFire located the vehicle with 2 unresponsive females inside and are working other local response crews to recover the ppl and car. NOK have been notified. The @USCG will conduct a maritime incident investigation.#Ready, #Relevant— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) February 19, 2020