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Man, 2 children dead after car plunges off Australian wharf

Police have identified the father as Damien Little, believed to be in his thirties.

POLICE divers have searched waters around the Port Lincoln main wharf after a auto drove off it this morning.

A police spokesman said witnesses reported the vehicle being “driven off the wharf at considerable speed about 6am and sank straight away”.

A man and two children have drowned after their auto was driven off the end of a wharf in Australia.

Police have confirmed the three deceased people were from a Port Lincoln family.

Detective Superintendent Paul Yeomans says police do not believe it was an accident.

Port Lincoln CIB, Detectives from the Major Crime Investigation Branch, Forensic experts and officers from Major Crash are investigating the incident.

Anyone with information about the incident or who saw a white Ford station wagon at Port Lincoln prior to 6am on Monday has been urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online.

The auto sank up to 30 metres deep. SA Police’s Water Operations Section divers undertook an underwater search.

Police at the scene in Brennan’s Wharf, Port Lincoln.

Port Lincoln mayor Bruce Green told The Advertiser that locals would face hard time following the incident.

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