River of beer gets Australians drunk diving(from Reuters - 17 April 2001)
Never mind beer on tap - this is a river of it!
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Residents of a small Australian town thought they had struck sunken treasure after a truck crashed and dumped thousands of bottles of beer at the bottom of a river.
About 24,000 bottles of beer sank in the Tweed River, near the town of Tweed Heads, after a truck trailer lost a wheel and crashed on a highway in New South Wales, Australian Associated Press (AAP) reported.
Police inspector Stan Single said local residents thought it was open season had spent the Easter long weekend diving for the beer -- some fully clad in scuba gear.
Several hundred people had been seen loading up their cars with one reported to have recovered 400 bottles alone.
"They obviously thought the owners had abandoned the load and they better get the rest," Single said of the treasure hunters, noting that removal of the beer officially amounted to theft.Find other Drinking articles
aim Ossie!:: omg why why why did you post a comment or even read the article american chic? beer is and always will be fantastic.(09/01/2009)
american chic: that would be soo cool but beer is gross!!!!!!!!:)(09/02/2007)
Aussie: I remember that and wish i were there!(30/07/2006)
- he: frick yeah(28/08/2005)