FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Both a driver and passenger escaped from a sinking car that ended up at the bottom of a river in Fort Lauderdale.

Police responded to the New River near Cooley’s Landing Marina, located at 450 SW 7th Ave., at around 3:30 a.m., Friday.

7News cameras captured the vehicle, which had a red smear on its front. Police said that is where a boat clipped it while it was in the water.

Surveillance video from a nearby boat showed the moment the car veered into the river.

The driver of the vehicle told officials it was just him and the passenger who were in the car at the time of the crash.

However, divers could be seen combing the river to make sure no one else was stranded inside the car.

The vehicle has since been towed from the scene.

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