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[VIDEO] C5 Corvette Pulled From a New Orleans Bayou

by Mitch Talley on August 30, 2013

Down in the Bayou definitely takes on a new meaning for this Corvette.

New Orleans Police pulled the black C5 hardtop (possibly a 1999 or 2000 model) out of Bayou St. John early Wednesday morning.

WVUE Channel 8 in New Orleans showed live video of the Corvette – minus at least its left front fender and rear bumper, with the left rear tire dangling – being pulled out of the water about 7:45 a.m. today.

Police found no one in the car, but in a noon statement said they have made contact with the driver, though they did not release his name. They did say he was alone in the Corvette.

Witnesses reported seeing a man climb out of the water shortly after the accident, which happened around 4 a.m. Recovery efforts began at 5:30 a.m., and the northbound lanes of Wisner Boulevard between Esplanade and Desaix were closed until 8:55 a.m.

NOPD is continuing its investigation and won’t say how or why the car made its way into the water.

Source: and

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