UPDATE: 2 people are dead after being trapped inside a submerged vehicle at LaSalle Marina


A married couple from Burlington has died after police recovered a vehicle submerged in Lake Ontario.

Officers were called to LaSalle Marina in Burlington around 8 p.m. last night after witnesses reported the vehicle in the water.

The car reportedly drove through a concrete barrier and proceeded about 50 feet out into the lake when it became submerged.

Witnesses, Halton police and EMS tried rescue the trapped occupants.

Halton police and the Peel Regional Driving Unit recovered the car and have confirmed the death of a 55-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman from Burlington.

While it is unclear how the accident happened, the car was dented and the front windshield was found smashed upon recovery. The scene has been reopened.

 

This article will be updated as more information is released.