Double fatal – Macleay River, Smithtown, NSW

Two bodies have been removed from a vehicle submerged in a river on the state’s Mid North Coast.

Police have been told the vehicle was travelling on Croads Esplanade, Smithtown, about 15km north east of Kempsey, when it left the road and went into the water about 11.10am (Wednesday 23 January 2019).

A rescue operation was commenced and a short time ago, the bodies of an adult male and an adult female were removed from the sedan.

No further details on their identity are available at this stage.

An operation will continue to salvage the vehicle. Forensic police are on scene.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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