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Car Floats Down St. Marks River: How Did It Get There?

Car Floats Away From St. Marks River Boat Ramp
Posted at 1:39 PM, Oct 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-08 11:20:48-04

WAKULLA COUNTY, FL (WTXL) - The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office pulled a car out of the St. Marks River on Tuesday.

The sheriff's office says that the driver had pulled up to the Newport Boat Ramp and had gotten out of the car. After that, deputies say that they got a call around 2:30pm that the tide had pulled the car into the river.

According to the sheriff's office, the case is being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol.

It took crews nearly three hours to pull the car out of the river, where it had floated away a couple hundred yards, according to the sheriff's office. A diver from the sheriff's office had to go into the water to hook a cable to the car so they could tow it out of the water.

The Wakulla County Fire Rescue, along with a towing company, also assisted in retrieving the car from the water.

According the the fire rescue, there were no injuries.