Water Recovery of Wanted Man’s Vehicle: fishing for a camaro
The Bee Line Transport crew responded to a memorable water recovery call on the evening of Wednesday, August 17. First responders needed their expertise and assistance for a car chase gone wrong.
That evening, a Brookneal Police officer chased a wanted man who was in a Chevrolet Camaro. The man was wanted for 3 charges in Campbell County and a felony charge in Amherst County. The car chase led them to the Brookneal Boat Landing on the Staunton River, where the wanted man ended up crashing the vehicle into the water
While the wanted man was not found, the car was stuck in the river. Emergency responders called the towing company for assistance with the water recovery. The Bee Line crew promptly arrived on the scene and were met with the first responders which included the Brookneal Police Department, Virginia State Police, Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, and Virginia State Police Search and Recovery Team.
Bee Line’s recovery team was able to successfully retrieve the vehicle. The team commented, “It’s not a catfish, but it’s a Chevrolet Camaro that we recovered from the Staunton River in Brookneal this morning following a police chase. Thanks to all involved in helping make this a smooth recovery!” Congrats to the team for their teamwork and efficiency!
Details of Water Recovery of Wanted Man’s Vehicle
Bee Line Transport recently responded to a call for water recovery in Brookneal, VA. The job was concerning a vehicle that had ended up in the Staunton River. The Bee Line crew dispatched their water recovery team to the location.
The water recovery crew left their headquarters at 155 Airpark Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24502, and drove about 30 minutes south to the river location. Once arrived on the scene, the team assessed the water recovery situation.
The incident leading up to the water recovery occurred at around 7:30 pm on the night of Wednesday, Aug 17. It began when a Brookneal Police officer attempted to pull over a man after a car chase. The man was wanted for 3 charges in Campbell County and a felony charge in Amherst County, hence the chase.
The Brookneal Police officer chased the man, who was driving a Chevrolet Camaro. Both vehicles ended up at the Brookneal Boat Landing on the Staunton River. The man crashed his car into the Staunton River and disappeared, and the officer called for backup and assistance with a water recovery for the vehicle.
The Bee Line water recovery crew was called to retrieve the car from the river. Once they arrived on the scene, they were met with first responders including the Brookneal Police Department, Virginia State Police, Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, and Virginia State Police Search and Recovery Team.
The water recovery team of Bee Line Transport was able to successfully pull out the vehicle from the river. Although the water recovery was successful, unfortunately, the wanted man is still on the run and missing. The Bee Line crew was proud to be a part of this water recovery and hopes that the Brookneal Police is able to place the man in custody soon.