Mystery as a man’s lifeless body is found submerged in a car at a busy South Australian beach – as police launch an urgent investigation

  • Major investigation underway after man’s body found in waters off Adelaide
  • Body found in submerged Mitsubishi Pajero off West Beach boat ramp 
  • Reports two cars seen on the beach in the early hours of Thursday morning

The body of a man has been found in a submerged car near a busy Australian boat ramp.

The grisly discovery was made in waters off the West Beach boat ramp in Adelaide, South Australia on Thursday morning.

It is understood the man’s body was pulled from a Mitsubishi Pajero, which was removed from the water at 9am.

SA Police are investigating after receiving reports that two cars were seen on the beach.

Reports said both cars had driven into the sea ‘sometime overnight’.

The grisly discovery was made in waters off the West Beach boat ramp in Adelaide, South Australia on Thursday

The grisly discovery was made in waters off the West Beach boat ramp in Adelaide, South Australia on Thursday

Western District CIB detectives, the state’s major crime squad, a forensic response team and Water Operations Police are in attendance. 

Officers were called to the ramp at 6am on Thursday and made the grim find after a search.

‘Water Operations Police attended the scene to assist with a search of the water and subsequently located the body of a man in the submerged vehicle,’ a statement from SA police said.

Police urged anyone who was at the boat ramp overnight or has information that might assist investigation to contact Crime Stoppers. 

The ramp, located west of Adelaide Airport, in the city’s western suburbs, is currently closed to the public.

The SA State Emergency Services are also in attendance on the beach. 

More to come 

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