Van not found by the river, but in the Muskegon River
A hot tip leads the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office to a van that was at the bottom of a pond that is part of the Muskegon River.
Van by the river
Normally, when I hear the words van and water, I think of the Saturday Night Live skit starring the late Chris Farley as Matt Foley’s character who lives in a van by the river.
If you’re unfamiliar with the skit or need a good laugh, watch the video below.
Van found in Rogers Pond (Muskegon River)
According to FOX 17, the Mecosta Sheriff’s Office was notified that a van had veered off the road to the east side of Rogers Pond, which is part of the Muskegon River. The van fell into water off 10 Mile Road and Millerdale Drive in Mecosta Township.
How are vehicles removed from lakes and rivers?
If you’re wondering how vehicles are removed from lakes and rivers, watch the video above.
This is definitely a job that needs to be done by professionals, so don’t try it yourself, contact the proper authorities.
Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office turns vehicle recovery into training exercise
The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office took the opportunity to turn a stolen vehicle tip into a training exercise to help the department improve their skills in diving, locating and removing a vehicle immersed in water.
Sonar was first used to locate the vehicle which was found in 17 feet of water. Divers discovered that the van had been at Rogers Pond for some time.
The divers hooked the necessary straps onto the van and a towing company pulled the vehicle out and removed it from the location.
How to escape a sinking vehicle in water
The video above is a great example of what to do if you ever drive a vehicle that ends up in water.