The top of a utility shows in the Condamine River yesterday.
The top of a utility shows in the Condamine River yesterday. QFRS

Utility fished out of river

A 1980s model utility with no one inside was pulled from the Condamine River near the Victoria St bridge in Warwick at 1.42pm yesterday.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Warwick station officer Dennis Burton said the utility appeared to have been in the river for some time, possibly before the recent floods.

“The utility was on the eastern side of the bridge up against the pylon, 2.4 metres from the bank,” Station Officer Burton said.

“There is silt up to the window sills but it appeared to be a 1980s Ford Courier or Mazda 2200.”

A tow truck operator extended his tray over the water to pull the vehicle on to the truck.

Members of the public alerted police to the utility and the QFRS was called at 12.55pm.

It was out of the river by 1.42pm.



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