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April 22, 2021

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‘It was pretty scary and quite amazing to see this van float down past me at dusk with its lights flashing,’ Mr Jefferys told Echonetdaily.

The Brunswick Marine Rescue crew were quick to get there before it sunk and managed to tow it back to the boat ramp,’ he said.

‘Apparently the driver was parked at the ramp and must’ve left his handbrake off and it rolled into the river.

‘I didn’t know what it was at first, it was an interesting sight.

‘The police talked to the owner last night and seems he didn’t pull the handbrake on while enjoying the sites on the boat ramp.

‘The doors of the van were open in the river and the driver was seen walking away wet by an observer who heard the splash. Thankfully no one was hurt.

The submerged lights of the van keep lashing as it floats down the Brunswick River.
The submerged lights of the van keep flashing as it floats down the Brunswick River.

Brunswick Marine Rescue crews tow the van back to the boat ramp.
Brunswick Marine Rescue crews tow the van back to the boat ramp.

 


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