September 29, 2011

Sunken Vehicle Recovered at Lake Show Me

Police officer Zach Campbell looks on as diver Jason Moss guides the recovery of a Jeep that sank off the boat ramp at Lake Show Me over the weekend.

Spectators at the south west boat ramp at Lake Show Me in Memphis saw one of the largest "catches" hauled it at the end of a line, when Dynamite's Wrecker Service pulled in a wayward jeep and boat trailer that sank in the water early on Saturday morning.

According to the Memphis Police Department, a 1999 Jeep owned by Jeff Jochimsen of Greentop was submerged approximately 70 feet off the ramp after the vehicle and attached boat trailer slid into the water when the owner was attempting to unload his duck hunting boat.

The accident was reported at 7:03 a.m. to the Scotland County Sheriff's Office.

Jason Moss, a certified scuba diver, was contacted and he performed a dive at the accident scene to attach the tow cables to allow the vehicle to be extricated late Saturday afternoon.

According to the MPD, Jochimsen and his Labrador Retriever were able to escape the vehicle uninjured.

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