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Last Updated: Saturday, 7 October 2006, 23:23 GMT 00:23 UK
Bodies of couple found in river
Search teams have found a second body after a car plunged up to 50ft into a swollen river in Yorkshire.

A blue Nissan Micra was earlier found almost completely submerged in the River Swale, near Marske Bridge, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.

The body of Sheila Elkins, 68, of Whitcliff Grange, Richmond, was recovered from the car.

On Saturday divers found the body of her husband, Harold, 88, about two miles downstream.

North Yorkshire Police said the couple's car had dropped up to 50ft into the river when it left the A6108 Richmond to Reeth road at Marske Bridge.

Inspector Nigel Slater said: "Following an extensive search of the area, a male body has been found and recovered from the river approximately two miles south of the Marske Bridge."

Police said they were still trying to piece together details of what happened.

Police, firefighters, a helicopter and the Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team were involved in a 24-hour search operation after the car was found.




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