ROV Innovations sonar staff were called out early Thursday morning to assist with the search and recovery of an Audi Q5 that had mistakenly used a boat ramp on the northern end of The Gold Coast to launch itself into the water.
A manual search was attempted on Wednesday evening, however due to the failing light and high currents it was decided to utilise the MS1000 hi resolution scanning sonar technology to assist with finding the vehicle.
Within 5 minutes of setting up, we had located the "probable location" of the car, triangulated the precise position from the sonar screen, and directed one of our recovery divers to the area. On confirmation that we had found the vehicle, the Heavy Duty Tow Truck used its winch to pull the Q5 back to the shore.
Thanks to Allcoast Towing and Knights Heavy Towing for bringing us down to assist in their recovery of the vehicle. We hope to be able to assist with any future search and recovery jobs.
ROV Innovations provides High Definition underwater footage for industries such as Marine Conservation and Research, Australian Biosecurity, Customs, Documentary and Film Makers, Oil and Gas industries, and AQIS to name a few.