Man dies after car smashes through marina barriers and ploughs into the water
- Police say the death is being treated as unexplained at this time
A man has died after a car smashed through a marina barrier and ploughed into the water.
South Wales Police rushed to the scene outside the National Waterfront Museum shortly after 10am.
A spokesperson said: ‘The body of a man was located in the car.
‘The death is being treated as unexplained at this time and enquiries are continuing to ascertain the full circumstances behind the incident.
‘The incident is ongoing whilst the car is being recovered.’
A man has died after a car smashed through a marina barrier and ploughed into the water
Earlier, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said a ‘casualty’ had been rescued from the ‘submerged vehicle’ which reportedly crashed outside the National Waterfront Museum.
It added a ‘private motor vehicle had driven through a barrier and had entered the water with one person inside the vehicle’.
Residents of the Maritime Quarter have said the area is ‘severely restricted’ due to the ongoing ‘serious incident’.
A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘We were called today, at approximately 10:01am, to reports of a vehicle entering the water at Swansea Marina.
‘We sent four hazardous area response teams, one air ambulance, two Cymru high acuity response units, one duty operational manager and one emergency ambulance to the scene where we were assisted by colleagues from the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service who travelled by air’.
MailOnline has contacted South Wales Police for further comment.