SUV that floated down Winooski River pulled out of water

Published: May. 10, 2023 at 8:31 AM EDT|Updated: May. 10, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - An SUV that was floating down the Winooski River was pulled out of the water Wednesday afternoon.

Police say a woman forgot to put her Honda CRV in park near the Chace Mill in Burlington and the vehicle rolled into the river. It happened just after 8 a.m.

No one was inside it and no one was injured.

Dive crews who pulled the car out of the water said the car’s position in the river made it easier to get.

“There’s not much damage to the vehicle at all. All the windows were closed. And then other than that, on the bottom of the river, there’s a lot of logs and a lot of sticks stuff floating around. The visibility was probably about 3-5 feet, so it was manageable in terms of setting things up,” said Mike Hendrickson of Burlington Harbor Launch and Tow.

Some businesses in the Chace Mill told us they want a guardrail installed there to keep cars from going over the edge.