MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade Fire Rescue divers and Miami-Dade police marine units have located the two women inside a vehicle that plunged into the water near Fisher Island on Tuesday afternoon.
The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed the news late Tuesday night, adding that crews are working to recover the women and the car.
The women have not been identified, but next of kin has been notified.
The car had fallen off the Fisher Island Ferry in Government Cut.
Investigators are still working to determine the cause.
Early in the day, images from Chopper 4 showed divers in the water, along with search boats and at least one helicopter aiding in the search.
The Fisher Island Community Association released the following statement:
“Shortly before 5:00 p.m. today, a vehicle on the Fisher Island ferry ended up in the water for reasons still unknown at this point in time. Fisher Island Community Association is actively assisting the various agencies involved in the ongoing recovery efforts. Our thoughts are with all those affected. We cannot confirm any additional details at this point in time.”