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Water Way To Go

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Swiss breakdown services had a call from a Swiss motorist after he complained his car had broken down – on a sandbank.

Driver Benjamin Becker, 62, had lost control in icy conditions as he travelled down a small private road and ended up in the middle of the Kleine Emme river in Wolhusen, Switzerland.

Instead of sinking the car floated off down the river for several hundred metres with the driver still inside calling for help.

The trip downstream ended when the car wedged onto a sandbank in the middle of the fast flowing river. A group of builders working nearby rescued the panicked man by driving out using a huge digger. They then allowed him to climb into the shovel to bring him back to shore.

But they were unable to rescue the car and the driver who escaped with nothing worse than wet feet was able to call rescue officials.

He said: "I told them my car had broken down – and it was on a sand bank in a river. They didn't believe me until they'd seen it for themselves."




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