Vehicle drives off cliff and into Lake Erie following police pursuit

The OPP Search and Recovery is on scene near Aylmer after a vehicle plunged over a cliff into Lake Erie Friday.

Police were watching for a suspicious vehicle on Springfield Road around 4:45 p.m.

As it approached, something was thrown from the car.

The officer stopped to recover the item.

When he resumed his patrol the officer was contacted by a civilian who reported the car had driven over the cliff at the end of Springfield Road and into the lake.

Police located the submerged vehicle and will attempt a recovery Saturday.

The province's Special Investigations Unit has invoked its mandate and has taken over the case.