Please be advised the vehicles shown in this image are not involved in this incident.
Please be advised the vehicles shown in this image are not involved in this incident.

Mystery surrounding car in the water


At approximately 7.00am Saturday (Jan 19) a member of the public located a vehicle submerged in the Clarence River off Rogan's Bridge at Seelands.

Emergency services were contacted and the body of a 43-year-old man was extricated from the vehicle.

Investigations suggest the Toyota Landcruiser was travelling north over Rogan's Bridge, when for unknown reasons, it left the road and entered the water.

It is believed the incident occurred on the 16th or 17th of January.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District are investigating the circumstances of the crash and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.



POLICE are still yet to confirm the details of this morning's incident in which a car was discovered in the water at Rogan Bridge.

Both lanes of traffic were closed to motorists during the recovery operation. There were also reports of a Police boat heading to and being seen at the location.

In the meantime, there have been several comments and posts about the incident on social media, with rumours and theories about what may have led to a vehicle ending up in the river.



A VEHICLE extraction is under way this morning after a car reportedly left the road and ended up in the water at Rogan Bridge.

It is understood police have already closed one lane of Rogans Bridge Road and it is expected both lanes will be closed shortly as the vehicle recovery is carried out.

At this stage, it is not known what caused the incident or if any occupants are still in the vehicle.

It is recommended that motorists avoid the area and, if necessary to use Clarence Way as an alternative route.