A stolen bus was found abandoned in the sea - about 40 miles away from where it was taken.
The single-decker was found with the engine still running in a metre of water next to the pier in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire.
Lifeboat crews helped to tow the vehicle - which was marked as "not in service" - from the sea.
Police are investigating how the bus, which went missing from Skegness, ended up in Cleethorpes.
"No-one was in the vehicle, which has now been recovered," a police spokesperson added.
Humberside Police said officers discovered the single-decker vehicle, which was then searched to check if anyone was on board.
The Coastguard and RNLI also carried out a search of the shoreline.