Bristol

Two men dead after car crashes into Bristol canal

Road closed and police cordon near crash site at Feeder Road in Bristol
Image caption Several roads in the area were closed while police dive teams and fire crews continue to investigate the scene

Two men have died after the car they were in crashed into a canal in Bristol.

Emergency services were called to Feeder Road at around 18:00 GMT after the car crashed through a barrier and plunged into the water, police said.

The vehicle has yet to be recovered but police said they did not believe anyone else was inside.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said formal identification of the men was expected to take place later.

Several roads in the area were closed while police dive teams and fire crews continue to investigate the scene.

Recording and rehearsal studio boss Steve Mallison, 44, was helping bands unload equipment into the nearby RS Studios when the incident happened.

"The car came down the road near Short Street and failed to stop when it got to the turning by Feeder Road," he said.

"Loads of emergency services then raced down to the scene. I've never seen so many police cars and ambulances in quick succession. I knew straight away that it was very serious."

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact the force.