Teen who drowned after car plunged into river identified

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·2-min read

A teenage girl who died after becoming trapped in a submerged car in Northern NSW has been identified.

Logan Bradford, 17, died after the car she was driving plunged into the Richmond River on Tuesday about 11.45am.

Her front seat passenger, another girl aged 17, managed to escape.

Police and rescue crews tried to save Logan with a number of them diving into the river, but they could not find her or the car.

Logan Bradford, 17, is pictured.
Logan Bradford, 17, died after her car plunged into a river. Source: Facebook

Logan’s body and her car weren’t able to be retrieved until 5.30pm on Tuesday after authorities found her six metres underwater.

It’s not known what caused the crash.

Following the tragic news, tributes were posted online in memory of the loved teenager.

Evans Head and Woodburn Preschool wrote a tribute to Logan on its Facebook page.

"Our heart is breaking for Karen and Craig, all the Bradford and Allen families, Logan's friends and her workmates," it wrote.

"We will always remember Logan with love."

A car is pulled from Richmond River, NSW.
Logan's car is pulled from the river. Source: 7News

Richmond Police Acting Inspector Anthony Smith told the ABC the car “failed to negotiate the right-hand bend” and went into the river.

David Felsch, who lives near the river, told the Northern Star he watched as police searched for Logan in the river.

“I was standing there frustrated, so I went to get my jet ski, I was trying to figure out what I could do,” he told the paper.

"I know it's a very deep part of the river, it's probably the deepest part of the river.”

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