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Body found in submerged car at Adelaide’s West Beach along with second car

The body of a man has been found in a submerged car near the West Beach boat ramp in Adelaide.

Police had been called at 6am after reports of two cars being in the water.

They had reportedly gone into the water at some stage overnight.

Water police searched the scene and found the body.

Western District detectives, Major Crime and forensics officers are investigating the incident.

The State Emergency Service is assisting with a search along the beach.

Police say they will disclose more information when it is known.

Rock groynes and a beach with seaweed on it with storm clouds
The West Beach boat ramp as seen from the Marine Safety SA webcam at midday.(Marine Safety S.A.)

Police have asked anyone who attended the boat ramp overnight or anyone who has any information that may assist to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

There has been strong winds overnight and this morning in Adelaide, with likes of more than 50kph being recorded at nearby Adelaide Airport at midday.

The boat ramp is operated by West Beach Parks and was recently upgraded by the Department for Infrastructure and Transport.

West Beach is located west of Adelaide Airport and north of Glenelg, in Adelaide’s western suburbs.