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Photo provided by New Orleans Fire Department -- One person was rescued, one was missing and a third person died of their injuries after a vehicle became submerged in water in the 7900 block of Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans police said Tuesday evening.

Latest, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday

An owner of the Blue Crab restaurant has identified the missing worker as Frank Williams. Read the latest here. 

Update, 6:30 a.m. Wednesday

New Orleans police plan to resume the search on Wednesday morning for a worker who went into the water to help with the rescue.

The NOPD identified the missing worker as a 50-year-old man.

WWL-TV reported that the worker was feared dead.


Original story

One person is dead, another is missing, and a third was rescued after a car became submerged in water in the 7900 block of Lakeshore Drive on Tuesday night, according to New Orleans police. 

The incident occurred about 8 p.m., after two men who had been in the Blue Crab Restaurant & Oyster Bar got into a car to leave a parking lot overlooking water. One of them put the car in drive and accelerated, causing it to fall into the water, police spokeswoman Ambria Washington said. 

People in the area, including Blue Crab workers, worked together to pull the two men in the submerged car out, and both were taken to a hospital. But one of the men died after arriving at the hospital, according to Washington. The surviving man was identified as being 26 years old. 

Additionally, one worker who went into the water to help with the rescue never made it back out, and search efforts had been ongoing for that person, Washington said. WWL-TV reported about 10 p.m. that the worker was feared dead

WWL-TV also reported that the two men who were in the submerged car had caused a disturbance in the Blue Crab before being asked to leave. Police didn't say whether they believed the car was intentionally driven into the water from the parking lot outside the restaurant. 

Washington said neither the names nor ages of the missing worker and the two men in the submerged car were available Tuesday night. Attempts to contact Blue Crab's owners weren't immediately successful. 

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