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Englishtown Ferry Update

Linda Halliday & Hank Hengeveld

Police have removed the body of a Nova Scotia senior from a submerged car near where an automobile drove off the Englishtown ferry into the icy waters of St. Anns Bay in Cape Breton last week.

Police confirmed the body of Jerry Hengeveld, 81, was recovered from a Toyota Camry.
Divers attached a cable to the car, and a tow truck pulled it toward the shore before the body was removed around 2 p.m. The car was then pulled out of the water.

Police do not suspect foul play in the case, but the cause is under investigation.

Hengeveld's son and daughter had shared their fears with CBC's Phonse Jessome this morning that their father was in the car.

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