No injuries when vehicle rolls into Navesink River

     (Image courtesy of the Rumson Police Department)

    (Image courtesy of the Rumson Police Department)

    A man escaped injury early Saturday afternoon when his vehicle entered the Navesink River from a Rumson boat ramp and became completely submerged, police said. 

    The driver of the vehicle, who was not identified, told police that he was attempting to launch his boat at the borough’s municipal boat ramp when his SUV shifted into gear and entered the water with the boat and trailer attached, according to a release from the Rumson Police Department. 

    The vehicle was unoccupied, and no one was injured, police said.

    The New Jersey State Police Marine Bureau, Hennessey’s Towing, and Tow Boat of Atlantic Highlands assisted at the scene. 

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