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Car rolls into Saltaire canal
8:00am Wednesday 11th September 2013 in News
Rescue divers were searching the canal at Saltaire last night after a car rolled down the banking from outside the world heritage site's United Reformed Church.
People working out at a boot-camp fitness session in nearby Robert's Park heard the commotion as the VW Passat hit the water and dialled 999 just after it happened at 7.15pm, fearing someone was inside.
Shipley watch manager David Jones said he had still been concerned there was a dent on the windscreen and had decided to bring in a crane from Keighley to drag the vehicle out despite the dark to confirm it had been empty.
"We had to be absolutely sure no one was inside. The car's owner did turn up. He had been inside the church at a meeting and when he came out was puzzled where his car was. He thought it might have been stolen but it looks as though it had just rolled down the bank instead.