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Man and woman die after being rescued from submerged car which crashed into lake

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Man and woman die after being rescued from submerged car which crashed into lake

A man and a woman who were rescued from a submerged car that crashed into a lake have died, police said.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the vehicle ended up on its roof after entering Hooe Lake in Turnchapel, Plymouth, UK on Thursday.

The emergency services were called at 1.55pm after reports that the vehicle had left the road and entered the lake.

Police officers and members of the public entered the water in an effort to rescue the occupants and one man was freed from the vehicle.

He received CPR from the officers before ambulance crews arrived and he was taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

A woman was also recovered from the vehicle by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

Devon and Cornwall Police later released a short statement saying the man and woman had died. The force did not give any further details.

The emergency services, including air ambulance, HM Coastguard and lifeboat and Ministry of Defence Police, are at the scene and Barton Road has been closed.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward.