Dive team finds body in submerged car

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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