Well, 2016 has only just started, but we’re willing to bet that in the outskirts of Chengdu it will go down in history as “The Year of the Great Taxi Salvage Operation.”
At around 9 a.m. yesterday morning, in Pi county on the outskirts of Chengdu, a few passersby noticed a green taxi floating in the waters of a local river and called emergency services.
Firefighters arrived and enlisted the help of local winter swimming enthusiasts in getting the vehicle out of the freezing waters. After considerable effort, the taxi was brought up at around 6 p.m. No one was found inside.
Mysteriously, there were no fences found broken on either side of the river. Some guessed that the taxi must have floated down from upstream.
Later investigation found that the taxi belongs to a cab driver who had gone missing some three days before. Police are currently still investigating the incident.
So, considering how enthralling that was to read about, you can really only imagine how incredible it would have been to actually be there to watch the whole seven-hour salvage operation. Hopefully with a good seat:
It’s all downhill from here.
[Images via NetEase // China News]