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3 Found Dead In Submerged Car In South Carolina

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File photo of a car submerged in water. (Photo by MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a car submerged in water. (Photo by MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

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JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Investigators say three people have been found dead in a car found submerged in the Stono River in Charleston County.

Authorities said someone reported a wrecked car in the river at the state Highway 700 bridge near Johns Island around 7:45 a.m. Thursday.

Rescuers found three bodies in the vehicle. Dive teams have been called to search the water around the car.

Sheriff’s deputies have not released any additional information.

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