What started as a rescue story turned out to be a marriage beyond repair when a man in the middle of a divorce sent his estranged wife's red Corvette into the Delaware River.
According to CBS Philly's Diana Rocco and Justin Udo:
Police say a 50-year-old husband angry with his estranged wife dumped the car just below the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge and took off Monday as witnesses watched the car submerge…
The Police Marine Unit and first responders were called in. After about 30 minutes, divers found the car in 30 feet of frigid water.
“There was no visibility whatsoever. The divers just had to go by feel. They found the vehicle, they went inside the vehicle which is extremely dangerous because you can get trapped with all the debris. They were able to feel that there was no one inside,” [Police Chief Inspector Scott] Small said.
The man will likely face charges of reckless endangerment, short dumping, and violating a protection-from-abuse order.