Well, to make a long story short. I was sitting in a chair on a concrete dock on the Colorado River in Parker, AZ Saturday night doing a little night time photography with my 8 month old Canon 60D and 2 week old Canon EF 17-55mm F2.8 lens. I had my tripod set up near the corner of the dock as I sat in a chair (made in China) that I've had for about 8 months. Well I was leaning back in the chair and the back of it gave out and I fell back and my leg kicked up, kicking my tripod over, B+W new lens filter I just bought (cracked that) nailed the dock hard and there went in my camera and lens into the river while still connected to the tripod. I got back up on my feet as fast as I could to find the tripod legs sticking up out of the water about 2 feet and heading down to the bottom of the river fast. I reached over the end of the dock and I barely grabbed it before it sank to the bottom. The camera and lens was under water for about 10 seconds completely submerged. Pulled it out of the water and rushed to remove the camera from the tripod mount to remove the battery. I then got a beach towel and wiped down everything as fast as I could. I got a electric inner tube blower and used it to try and blow out what ever water got into the lens and camera and did this for nearly 1hr. Next day put everything out in the sun to dry for a few hrs. Monday powered on the camera and it powers up but then just shuts off. Also sometimes shows a dead battery icon on the top display when that battery is fully charged. Lens is messed up. Doesn't focus on auto anymore and has problem communicating when connected to my T2i. Also all kinds of water spots I can see inside the lens. Well I have learned a valuable lesson and this happening, and this has just made me sick. I have spent well over $1800 on this set up. I am bummed bummed out!!!!
Today I shipped my 60D and lens to Canon keeping my fingers crossed they can fix both. I know it's going to cost me a crap load of money now but it is what it is. Just wanted to share this with everyone here. So far cost me $67 just to ship it to canon in Irvine, CA from Lake Havasu City, AZ OUCH! Here we go! I'll report back soon once I get some info back from Canon repair.