Car found in Fort Lauderdale canal after Sunday night crash

Driver safely escapes from car

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Divers were searching for any possible survivors after a car was found in a canal Monday morning in Fort Lauderdale.

The red car was discovered in a canal along Southeast Ninth Court.

It turned out the car had crashed Sunday night during heavy rain storms.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Timothy Heiser said the driver, who was the only person in the car, safely got out of the car. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Sky 10 was above the canal as divers could be seen searching the murky water.

The accident is under investigation.

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