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

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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.

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

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.

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)