Vehicle recovered from river

An area angler’s fishing expedition ended before it began last weekend and resulted in his vehicle needing to be fished from the Colorado River. According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to Mohave Valley across from Needles’ Jack Smith Park for a submerged vehicle. The driver and a passenger were in the vehicle when it was backing up to the edge of the water, reports indicated. They got out of the vehicle — the driver said he thought he put it in park — but the vehicle continued rolling toward the river, eventually becoming submerged. A local towing company removed the vehicle from the water; it still was in reverse, according to the sheriff’s office. No injuries were reported.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.