Pickup truck floats on river after owner pulls into slipway to ‘grab a pint’ and forgot

The owner forgot he had parked on a tidal slipway in the water. Photos of the van were shared on Facebook, resulting in some funny comments

A white pickup truck was taken in the estuary tides at Exmouth, Devon

A white van was seen floating around an estuary after its owner went to the pub and forgot where they left it.

The van was spotted by passerby Asia Litten around 10 a.m. Sunday as she was walking in the morning to watch her mother kayaking in the Exmouth Estuary.

Asia posted photos of the van on a Facebook community page in hopes of finding the owner of the vehicle, but received some funny comments instead.

She told DevonLive: “The windows were down, but no one was inside. I shared it on the Exmouth community page in hopes of alerting the owner!”

Asia later found out that the owner had parked in the Imperial Recreation Ground slipway and forgot to move it.








Passenger Asia Litten discovered that the van had been left behind by its owner who had entered a pub
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She said: “It turns out someone parked, had a few drinks and forgot he left it there!”

Another passerby videotaped the rescue efforts as a 4×4 truck attempted to “winch the van” from the thick mud lining the estuary.

People left funny lines on the page about the van, with one person writing, “Sorry sir, this isn’t the car wash.”








The post received funny responses with people joking that the owner didn’t want to pay for parking
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Another said: “Sat-nav said this was the fastest way for Dawlish.”

Someone else joked, “It’s probably the Hermes van that has my dress.”

Others have taken to joking about the city’s controversial parking fees.

One of them asked, “Trying to avoid a parking ticket? “

Another wrote: “I’m not paying £ 1 for outrageous parking.”

But a member of the community group was concerned about the environmental impact of a pickup truck stuck in the water.

They said, “People should be prohibited from parking there.

“The estuary is an important nature reserve and most cars leak even more when submerged under water.”

The owner of the van was not in the vehicle when it was submerged in the water.

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