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Recovery effort to resume Friday after car submerges in Toronto harbour

CityNews staff | posted Friday, Oct 28th, 2016


Toronto police are expected to resume recovery operations on Friday morning after a car crashed through a guardrail and into Toronto harbour.

Police were called to the Port Lands area around 4 p.m. on Thursday. They received reports of a car travelling northbound on Cherry Street at a high rate of speed that hit the west side guardrail on the lift bridge just south of Polson Street and crashed into the water.

One person was treated for hypothermia after jumping into the shipping channel to try and assist the occupant in the car, believed to be a female driver. They were unsuccessful as the car sank in approximately 25 feet of water.

Shortly after 6:30 p.m., police announced that due to the failing light and unsafe conditions, the recovery effort would be suspended until the next morning.

Sgt. Brett Moore said they believe someone may still be in the car but could not confirm that information. However, the car has been located, a marine rescue source told CityNews.

Cherry Street remains closed from Commissioners Street.


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