PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — First responders in Providence had a busy Sunday morning, searching for a man who witnesses initially thought may be in the water.  

Officers received reports of a car in the water around 5:45 a.m. near the Gano Street Park Boat Launch. 

Upon investigating, officers found a woman in wet clothing who said she was a passenger in the car. She told police that the driver, a man, purposely drove into the water after an argument.

The woman says she swam out of the water but did not know what happened to the man.

Fire crews began searching the water for the man but a short time later he was seen in surveillance video walking on a nearby bike path.

Officials then discontinued their water search. Police later transported the woman and towed the car from the water.

The incident remains under investigation.