3 feared dead after car plunges into Florida canal

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Three people are feared dead after a car went into a canal in Broward County, near Ft. Lauderdale, reports CBS Miami.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion said the office received a 911 call about 4:45 a.m.

She said the car veered off the roadway and plunged into a canal.

Witnesses said the red Jaguar was doing well over 100 mph when it slammed through a fence and plunged into the water.

Area residents jumped into the water to help and were able to pull the driver from the car. He was taken to the hospital. He said another male and two females were in the car.

Family members of those in the car raced to the scene when they heard what had happened and prayed for a miracle.

Sheriff’s divers searched the area but were unable to rescue any survivors.