On Tuesday, 26th March 2013, Sussex Police Diving Team arrived in Pier Road to recover a Verdant Van which had been stolen some days earlier. The van had been driven into the river at some speed so that it was completely submerged with only a small section of its roof visible at the lowest tide.
Van being recovered by Sussex Police.
Verdant Van finally out of the water. The potential hazard to shipping and leisure craft was quite significant especially given how many sailing boats and large shipping use the river area all year round.
Sussex Police Divers preparing to enter the water and recover the vehicle.