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Hunt for a car - missing at sea

Published 29/11/2011 | 10:47

Coastguards have been searching for a Vauxhall Corsa which became submerged in the Bristol Channel
Coastguards have been searching for a Vauxhall Corsa which became submerged in the Bristol Channel

Ships in the Bristol Channel have been asked to keep an eye out for a Vauxhall Corsa which may have floated out to sea.

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The vehicle became submerged after it was parked on a slipway near Knab Rock in Mumbles, Swansea, at around 5.40pm on Monday.

Crews had hoped to recover the silver 61-plate car in the early hours of Tuesday at low tide but could not, and it has disappeared.

Swansea Coastguard say it could be anywhere in the Channel.

A spokesman said: "A hire car which had two occupants in became submerged after the tide was turning.

"A local recovery service was called out, but they were unable to recover the vehicle.

"We broadcast navigation warnings every four hours, and in that broadcast today we have asked vessels to look out for a silver Vauxhall Corsa.

"It is possible it could be anywhere in the Bristol Channel."

The spokesman added that the two people had managed to get out of the car long before it became fully submerged.

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