Body found in submerged vehicle at Deep Creek Marina in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Newport News Police are investigating after a body was discovered Tuesday morning in a vehicle in the water at the Deep Creek Marina.

Police say the call came in just after 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Newport News Police, along with Newport News Fire Department dive team and medics responded to the marina on Deep Creek Road after a retired Newport News Police officer saw the vehicle in the water.

Police tell us the body of a black male was found inside the red Toyota Prius. According to the dive team, the body was found in the back seat of the car. Police have not released the man's identity. They are still working to find out how the car got into the water and if the man was alive when the car went in.

The vehicle has been removed from the water, the man's body has been taken to the Medical Examiner's office.