UPDATE 2: Car in lake in Halswell, Christchurch

UPDATE 2: Car in lake in Halswell, Christchurch

Canterbury

Police have recovered a car and two bodies from a lake in Haslwell, Christchurch this morning.

The car was seen entering the lake yesterday evening.

The bodies recovered were those of a 31-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man. Police will not be releasing the names of the deceased until formal identification has been completed.

Police liaison officers and Victim Support staff are assisting the wider family of the two victims at this tragic time.

The Police investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash are ongoing.

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre