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Mother And Son Killed After Car Plunged Into River

The bodies of an elderly woman and her son have been pulled from a submerged car after it plunged into a river on the NSW mid-north coast on Wednesday.

Police believe that the vehicle had been travelling along Croads Esplanade at Smithton, just north of Kemsey, when it left the road and entered the way just after 11am yesterday.

A rescue operation was conducted, involving police, Marine Rescue and Maritime NSW, to retrieve from the submerged sedan on Wednesday afternoon.

Unfortunately, neither of them could be saved. The bodies have since been identified as 79-year-old Margaret Rodwell and 54-year-old Cameron Rodwell.

Seven News reported that the pair were locals to the area and had been on their way to a birthday party.

Forensic police also attended the scene and a report is now being prepared for a coroner.

The vehicle has also been retrieved from the Macleay River as police inquiries continue.

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