Dramatic moment people dive in to rescue family who drove into the sea in California

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BYSTANDERS and lifeguards had to leap to rescue a pair who drove into a marina.

Two people and a dog were saved from a sinking station wagon after the driver over-shot a car park and landed in the sea.

Rescuers leaped into the sea to save a couple and a dog after a car over-shot a car park
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The truck crashed through a metal railing at a Southern California marina and started to sink.

Video shared by a witness on Saturday shows people scrambling to pull the dog, the woman and then the man from the vehicle as it rapidly fills with water.

People can be heard shouting: “Get them out!”

Jeff Jones, who took the video and ran to the lifeguard station to get help, tells KCBS-TV the truck barrelled through the railing at the car park at Alamitos Bay Marina in Long Beach, south of Los Angeles.

Video shows the vehicle slowly sinking as people scream for help
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Good Samritans help a woman out of the passenger window
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People fight to keep the car afloat. Authorities said no one was injured in the bizarre incident
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He added: “It was very hectic, the fire trucks came, the local Marine patrol came.

“It just got pretty chaotic, very fast.”

The car was being driven by a man, with his mum in the passenger seat and pet dog in the back.


Jeff Perez, who jumped in to help the family, said: “No sooner did I hop in the water, the lifeguard captain was handing over the older lady to me.”

Miraculously, nobody was hurt, authorities said.

The cause of the crash wasn’t immediately known.


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