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Bentley goes for a ‘swim'

Warwick Tilt Tray Towing and Bellingham's Crane Hire along with diver Pat Windle worked to retrieve the navy blue Bentley from the river near McCahon Bridge. Photo Georja Ryan / Warwick Daily News
Warwick Tilt Tray Towing and Bellingham's Crane Hire along with diver Pat Windle worked to retrieve the navy blue Bentley from the river near McCahon Bridge. Photo Georja Ryan / Warwick Daily News

THERE would be a couple of shattered hearts around this week as the owner of a mid-80s V8 Turbo Bentley watched their beloved car roll into the river near McCahon Bridge at midday on Tuesday.

It was thought the owners of the vehicle parked and hopped out of the car, only to see it start to roll toward the steep river bank.

Peter Chalk of Warwick Tilt Tray Towing said the owners told him they were sure they put the handbrake on.

"They said the handbrake was on, but maybe they hadn't put it in park or something, I'm not sure," Mr Chalk said. "The way it was rolling, they thought it was going to hit the tree, but it steered itself past the tree and into the river."

A diver, tow truck and crane company worked together to retrieve the vehicle from 8am yesterday morning.

No one was hurt during the ordeal - at least not physically.

Topics:  mccahon bridge, river


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