A hot tip leads Mecosta County Sheriff's Office to a van that was at the bottom of a pond that is part of the Muskegon River.

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Van Down By The River

Normally when I hear the words van and water, I think of the Saturday Night Live skit featuring the late Chris Farley as the character Matt Foley who lives in a van down by the river.

If you are unfamiliar with the skit or could use a good laugh, check out the video below.

Van Found in Rogers Pond (Muskegon River)

Mecosta County Sheriff's Office
Mecosta County Sheriff's Office

According to FOX 17, the Mecosta Sheriff's Office was told about a van that had been driven off the road into the east side of Rogers Pond which is part of the Muskegon River. The van went in the water off of 10 Mile Road and Millerdale Drive in Mecosta Township.

How Do Vehicles Get Removed From Lakes and Rivers?

If you are wondering how vehicles get pulled out of lakes and rivers, check out the video above.

It is definitely a job that needs to be done by professionals so don't try this on your own, contact the proper authorities.

Mecosta County Sheriff's Office Turn Vehicle Recovery Into Training Excercise

Mecosta County Sheriff's Office
Mecosta County Sheriff's Office

The Mecosta County Sheriff's Office took the opportunity to turn a hot tip on a stolen vehicle into a training exercise to help the department improve their skills in diving, locating, and removing a vehicle that is submerged in water.

Sonar was used to first locate the vehicle that was found in 17 feet of water. Divers discovered the van had been in Rogers Pond for quite some time.

The divers hooked the necessary straps on the van and a towing company pulled the vehicle out and removed it from the location.

How To Escape Vehicle Sinking in Water

The video above is a great example of what to do if you ever drive a vehicle that winds up in the water.

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