Broward County

Man's Body Discovered in Car Found Submerged in Tamarac Canal

Authorities haven't released the identity of the victim but friends identified him as Lachtowiz Frazier, a Tamarac resident in his 20s

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A man's body was discovered inside a car that was found submerged in a canal in Tamarac Thursday morning, officials said.

Broward Sheriff's Office officials said they were called to the scene in the area of Northwest 46th Avenue and 59th Street around 6:30 a.m.

When a dive team entered the water, they found the body inside the submerged car, officials said.

Authorities haven't released the identity of the victim but friends identified him as Lachtowiz Frazier, a Tamarac resident in his 20s.

Investigators are working to determine how the car ended up in the canal.

NBC 6's Nathalia Ortiz has the latest from the scene as investigators work to determine how it got there.

BSO officials said a driver's best bet for escaping when a car goes into water is to use a glass-breaking device.  The problem is that more cars have laminated glass that will spider in spots but not break out with one of the emergency devices. 

"If its laminated it will fracture but wont break apart. The glass won’t break apart so you have to make sure the windows not laminated," BSO Sgt. Randy Gresham said. "If it’s not laminated when you break it the entire thing is going to shatter and you are going to be able to get out of the vehicle."

For a list from AAA Motor Club of all the cars that have laminated side windows, click here.

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