Tip: Remove Jeep from Canoe Before Placing in River (Updated)

A Jeep had to be fished out of the Schuylkill River in Valley Forge National Historical Park Wednesday.

Update 8:45am: CBS-3 traffic reporter Bob Kelly said on this morning's broadcast that he was the driver of the Jeep. [Insert joke about the flow of traffic here.]

Original story continues below

A Jeep driver accidentally let his vehicle roll into the Schuylkill River in Lower Providence Township Wednesday afternoon.

The submersion took place around 12:30 p.m. when the Jeep rolled down the boat ramp at Betzwood Picnic Area of Valley Forge National Historical Park, route: {:controller=>"listings", :action=>"show", :id=>"valley-forge-national-historical-park"} -->, according to Debbie Abel of

sarah September 20, 2012 at 10:43 AM
It's a JEEP
Bil Longua September 20, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Catch any fish?
Ed Naratil September 20, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Looks like the problem was launching the canoe downside up.
Regina DiLabbio Klugh King September 20, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Let's check our math: One tiny rainbow trout @$1.00 per pound vs. costs for towing, repairs, fines, etc. = one darn expensive fish dinner. Memo to self: Next time buy a box of Mrs. Paul's fishsticks and call it a day.


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