EMERGENCY SERVICES have recovered the body of an 87-year-old man from his submerged vehicle after it is reported he reversed eight-metres from his garage into a river.
The tragic accident, involving just the one vehicle, happened at kilometre 0.2 of the CA-257 in Cantabria.
Guardia Civil officers jumped into the water, smashed the submerged vehicle’s glass and pulled the man’s limp body from the car and firefighters took it to the river bank.
However, health personnel could only confirm the death of the driver at the scene.
Fallece un hombre tras caer con su coche a la ría de #Limpias. @guardiacivil le ha extraído ya sin vida del vehículo, que permanecía totalmente sumergido en el agua, y bomberos @112Cantabria le han sacado a tierra, donde @061Cantabria confirma la muerte. https://t.co/xJF1ULtyxw pic.twitter.com/R8nrcybMGV
— 112 Cantabria (@112Cantabria) March 17, 2019