VIDEO: Underwater school bus adds new dimension for local divers

GRAY, TN (WJHL) – Heads turned Thursday morning in Gray as a school bus sank into a body of water.

However, it wasn’t an accident, it was intentional, and could help area rescue personnel perfect their craft.

A crane lifted the old school bus, which had all mechanical parts removed, and lowered it into the Gray Quarry.
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The owners of the quarry let SCUBA divers train and explore the 75-foot deep water, located just behind Exit 13 of Interstate 26, and say the bus will add a new dimension of excitement for recreational divers.

They also believe it could help save lives in the future.

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“We hope that the local search and rescue squads and search and recovery people can come out and practice their search and recovery,” said co-owner Wayne Blakely.

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