Elderly couple are found dead inside their car submerged in water near a boat ramp
- Elderly couple found dead inside car submerged in water at Soldiers Point NSW
An elderly couple have tragically been found dead inside their vehicle submerged in water at a popular tourist destination.
Initial reports stated a man had been found in the car near the Soldiers Point boat ramp in Port Stephens, just over two hours north of Sydney, on Sunday.
Police have confirmed that a second body has been found in the car with the pair believed to be an elderly couple from Sydney.
An elderly couple have tragically been found dead inside their vehicle submerged in water near the Soldiers Point boat ramp in Port Stephens (pictured)
Emergency services were called to the boat ramp just after 4:30am on Sunday morning after reports a vehicle was in the water.
First responders including Marine Area Command divers and the SES launched a recovery mission after locating a white hatchback completely submerged.
‘We can confirm two bodies were recovered from the water along with the vehicle,’ Inspector Rob Post told the Newcastle Herald.
More to come.