Vehicle drives over a cliff, one man dies

August 7, 2018
Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

Today at approximately 12:30 p.m., Bonavista RCMP responded to a single vehicle crash near Dungeon's Historical Site, close to Cape Bonavista.

The vehicle was observed driving over a cliff and ended up completely under water with one man inside.

Ambulance and Fire Department were on scene with police from Bonavista and Clarenville RCMP detachments.

Joint Rescue Coordination Center dispatched a helicopter from 103 Squadron in Gander who lowered Search and Rescue technicians into the water. A man's body has been recovered and was transported to shore by Canadian Coast Guard. Efforts to retrieve the vehicle are continuing.

A RCMP Traffic Services analyst is enroute. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and police are continuing the investigation.

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Contact information

Bonavista RCMP
709-468-7333

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