UPDATE: 3 Women Found Dead in Car Pulled from Water off Newport Shipyard
Police have not confirmed how many people were in the car or their condition.
11:14 a.m. Update: According to a report from WCVB.com, three women were found dead in a car pulled from the water near the Newport Shipyard. The report said Capt. Russell Hayes told the Newport Daily News that the car missed a turn early this morning and plunged into the water.
The identities of the women are still unknown, but the car is believed to have Rhode Island license plates.
Patch is trying to reach Hayes, who was unavailable for comment.
Newport police officials have confirmed a vehicle was found in the water off the Newport Shipyard Marina early this morning.
The incident was called in at 6:28 a.m.
As of 9:45 a.m., several police cars and a fire engine were on the scene, as well as a crane lifting a red car from the water.
A witness on the scene said three people were removed from the car earlier that morning, but police have not yet confirmed the number of people in the car or their condition.
According to reports from the Associated Press, three people were found in the car, which had been submerged underwater for several hours.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned to Patch for details.