- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 10, 2017

VENICE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a woman and her elderly father were found dead after their van went off a southwest Florida jetty.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune (https://goo.gl/fbnMDS ) reports that the white van plunged into the Venice Inlet on Monday afternoon.

Police say an officer and several citizens initially went into the water in an unsuccessful rescue attempt. The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office underwater dive team and other agencies responded, and searched for more than two hours before finding the van in about 15 feet of water.

Divers pulled the bodies of 64-year-old Carol Hayden and 88-year-old Eugene Hayden from the submerged van. The case remains under investigation.

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Information from: Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune, https://www.heraldtribune.com

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