Van and trailer roll into the River Cam

PUBLISHED: 20:50 03 April 2018 | UPDATED: 11:02 04 April 2018

The van that rolled into River Cam. Picture: Richard Marsham

The van that rolled into River Cam. Picture: Richard Marsham

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Workman caught unawares as vehicle sinks

The van quickly submerged. Picture: Richard MarshamThe van quickly submerged. Picture: Richard Marsham

A workman was caught unawares when his parked van and a trailer rolled into the River Cam on Tuesday afternoon.

The van quickly submerged while the trailer was secured to another vehicle to prevent it sinking further.

No one was in the vehicle and there were no casualties.

The Conservators of the River Cam were called to action and a spokesperson said that they had the situation in hand.

The trailer was secured to another vehicle. Picture: Richard MarshamThe trailer was secured to another vehicle. Picture: Richard Marsham

It was the new river manager’s first day on the job.

Passing boats were directed around the van and a marker buoy deployed.

The vehicle reportedly belongs to contractors who were working at Magdalene College boathouse.

Vehicle recovery specialists are expected on Wednesday.

Update

Van pulled out of River Cam

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