Mystery surrounds Ford Transit van found half-submerged in River Ribble

A local fisherman relaxes near the half-submerged Ford Transit in the River Ribble near London Road, Walton-le-Dale
A local fisherman relaxes near the half-submerged Ford Transit in the River Ribble near London Road, Walton-le-Dale
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A white Ford Transit van has been found half-submerged in the River Ribble in Walton-le-Dale.


The van was discovered in the river early on Tuesday morning (August 13), near London Road bridge.

The white Ford Transit van was found in the River Ribble near London Road bridge, Walton-le-Dale on Tuesday morning (August 13)

The white Ford Transit van was found in the River Ribble near London Road bridge, Walton-le-Dale on Tuesday morning (August 13)

It is not known how the vehicle entered the water.

A hole appears to have been made in the rear door, which is visible from the banks of the river (see picture).

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Lancashire Police said a man has been taken to Royal Preston Hospital. No arrests were made.