Reedham Ferry back in action

A vehicle submerged under water and lodged under the chains of Reedham Ferry where the ferry docks o

A vehicle submerged under water and lodged under the chains of Reedham Ferry where the ferry docks onto the quayside. Reedham Ferry stranded on the opposite side of the river from the vehicle. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

The ferry is back up and running after a car was removed from the river.

A vehicle submerged under water and lodged under the chains of Reedham Ferry where the ferry docks o

A vehicle submerged under water and lodged under the chains of Reedham Ferry where the ferry docks onto the quayside. Reedham Ferry stranded on the opposite side of the river from the vehicle. Picture: James Bass Photography - Credit: James Bass

Reedham Ferry is back in action today after a car was removed from the River Yare.

The Landrover was removed from the river by a local resident's JCB machine.

The Landrover Defender was reported stolen, and police are looking for the drivers.

Owner David Archer was pleased to be back up and running after missing a day's trade yesterday.

The ferry which crosses the River Yare, making travel between Norwich and Great Yarmouth easier, was forced to close yesterday after a car was driven into the water on Sunday evening.

The ferry, which has been operating since the 17th century, was forced to close over safety reasons, and the fact that it couldn't moor on the Reedham side of the river.

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Keith Simpson, Broadlands MP, said: 'I know that the ferry wouldn't be shut without safety being the utmost thought in mind.'

Police appeal to find drivers

Police are attempting to find the drivers of the Landrover Defender.

The car, which is green, was reported stolen from Tower Hill in Beccles between January 13 and 14.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have any information on 101, quoting reference 37/12656/17.

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