MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — Authorities say they've recovered the bodies of an 18-year-old male driver and two boys who had been riding in a car that plunged into a Delaware canal.
Delaware State Police say five people in all were in the car when it went into the waters of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal shortly after 9:40 a.m. Sunday.
Authorities say a 16-year-old girl made it safely to shore with the help of the 18-year-old, but the driver re-entered the waters seeking to rescue the three remaining passengers and died.
Police say the driver's body was found in the water a short time later and that the bodies of two boys, ages 12 and 16, were still in the vehicle when it was pulled from the canal Sunday afternoon. They say a 6-year-old boy in the car wasn't located and remains unaccounted for.