An emergency service director says two people died after a car went into a river in central West Virginia, and a volunteer firefighter also perished while trying to save them.

Braxton County EMS Director John Hoffman tells news outlets that the car went into the Elk River on Sunday afternoon near Sutton.

Both occupants of the car died.

Hoffman says they were an adult and a child.

A volunteer firefighter who tried to rescue the victims also died.

Their names and ages were not immediately released pending notification of relatives.

The Braxton County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation.