Distraught man drives car into ocean in Yilan, Taiwan

Authorities responded to a report early Sunday morning, but were unable to save the driver

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/04/07
By: Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Photo from Yilan County Fire Bureau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the early morning sometime after 3:00 a.m at the port of Suao (蘇澳) in Yilan County, a car plunged into the ocean. A rescue party was dispatched at 3:25 a.m. as soon as the incident was reported.

With the help of a local diving association, the car was located at approximately 5:00 a.m., and was successfully lifted from the water onto the quay by 6:43 a.m.

Unfortunately, the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a 47 year old man, surnamed Chen (陳), was unresponsive and pronounced dead.

The driver’s family members were reportedly on site to confirm the identity of the deceased, reports Apple Daily.    [FULL  STORY]

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