News short: Car rolls away from driver, into lake

A 2007 Pontiac Sedan is submerged in Lake Havasu in Mohave County, Arizona, Friday, July 6, 2018 | Photo courtesy of Mohave County Sheriff's Office, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A car escaped from its driver Friday when it accidentally rolled off a launch ramp and into the water at Lake Havasu in Mohave County, Arizona.

A 2007 Pontiac Sedan is submerged in Lake Havasu in Mohave County, Arizona, July 6, 2018 | Photo courtesy of Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

The 45-year-old driver of the 2007 Pontiac sedan had pulled up beside the ramp at about 4 p.m. at Cattail Cove State Park and exited the vehicle with an 11-year-old child before the car started to roll away. The car went straight into the water and was completely submerged when deputies from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safety arrived, according to a press release issued Tuesday.

There were no injuries. The launch ramp was closed while the vehicle was removed from the water.

Also on Friday, there was a “pretty significant monsoon” over Lake Havasu, which caused “chaos along our waterways,” according to a press release from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office. In addition to responding to the sunken car, deputies responded to two boat crashes, six medical assists and 26 boater assists that same day.

This report is based on statements from police or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.


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  • IPFreely July 10, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    This is news? I saw a cat up a tree early. Hope they report on that too…

  • Kilroywashere July 10, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    Just remember the Women that pilfered TDS cable a few weeks back made the news. Although she did go to Purgatory. Maybe the TDS sub contractor that entered my backyard a few years back without notice and started messing with my phone box should have made,the news. I thought someone was breaking into my house as I was 10′ away trading stocks on my couch. Confronting him, the guy told me he owned the property and that later a crew would be showing up. Well he ran off, and after doing the Jim Rockford thing, I found out after a few hours of investigation, he showed up at the wrong house. A week later TDS snuck in and put up a cable along the telephone line in my back yard. Should have been routed underground. Built two 6′ Gates that summer and had a brick wall put in on the open side of the property. Maybe that should have made the news. SC police did go looking for the guy that morning.

  • Mike P July 11, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Hope they check to see who’s in the trunk !

    • comments July 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm

      Mike P, “you were there”, you should have checked yourself! hahahaha 😉

  • Mike P July 11, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Is that you, comments? or the other you, 42214?

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