3 bodies recovered from car that fell into German river

Posted at 1:41 PM, Mar 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-01 14:41:09-05

BERLIN (AP) — German police found the bodies of three young men on Tuesday in a car that plunged into the Rhine River the previous evening.

The car carrying five people drove into the river in Wesel, near Germany’s western border with the Netherlands, for reasons that remained unclear.

Rescuers were able to save the 20-year-old driver and a 17-year-old passenger from the river, who told them that three other young men had been in the Audi car. But they had to break off the search on Monday night because of strong currents and limited visibility.

The search was resumed Tuesday morning and the car was recovered in the afternoon with three bodies inside. Police said in a statement that they and prosecutors were working to determine how the “tragic accident” happened.