Dive team finds body in submerged car

Body, car pulled from Blackstone River in Central Falls, near Madeira Ave boat ramp
Body, car pulled from Blackstone River in Central Falls, near Madeira Ave boat ramp

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (WPRI) — Divers investigating reports of a submerged vehicle in Central Falls made a gruesome discovery Tuesday.

Crews were first called to the boat ramp on Madeira Avenue about 11 a.m. Tuesday, after some construction workers reported seeing a car in the water.

A dive team from Cumberland suited up and got in the water to investigate the car. At that point, divers discovered a body inside the vehicle.

The Rhode Island Medical Examiner arrived on scene around 1:25 p.m. to investigate. The Toyota Camry was pulled from the water just before 3 p.m.

The victim has not yet been identified.

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