THE bodies of a man and a woman were pulled from the water in the early hours of Christmas morning after a deadly car plunge.
Emergency services rushed to the scene on New Cut Road in Swansea, Gales, just after 3am following reports that a car had entered the water.
Two bodies were then retrieved from the River Tawe after the motor went off-road in the tragic incident.
The car was found fully submerged in the river and the bodies of a man and a woman were found in the water nearby.
No other vehicle was involved at the scene although investigations are ongoing.
The A483 New Cut Road was closed at 6am and remains closed on Christmas Day.
Detective Inspector Sharon Gill-Lewis said: “South Wales Police was called around 3.05am this morning, dia de Natal, following reports that a car had gone into the River Tawe at New Cut Road, Swansea.
“Emergency services attended and a car was found fully submerged in the river. The bodies of a woman and man were located in the river nearby.
“Their next of kin are being informed and enquiries are continuing to ascertain the full circumstances behind the incident.
“The incident is ongoing at the scene and no further detail is available at this time.”
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Swansea Council tweeted: “Sorry to say there’s been a major incident at the two bridges near Fabian Way in Swansea, one of which is currently closed.
If you are in the area, please follow diversions. Road should be open in a few hours.”
The Welsh Ambulance Service confirmed it had received a call at 3.07am and sent two rapid response vehicles and two road ambulances to the scene.