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Cozumel truck ends up in sea after attempt to pull boat out goes wrong

Cozumel, Q.R. — Emergency personnel attended the call of a vehicle that had been accidentally pulled into the sea Wednesday on the island of Cozumel.

Police and firemen arrived at the north end of the island to find a small Toyota truck nearly completely submerged in water. The case became an emergency after witnesses, who called in the accident, claimed the driver was trapped inside. However, emergency personnel verified that was not the case.

The incident happened around 6:00 p.m. when elements of Civil Protection, firefighters and Police of Quintana Roo went to the boat ramp in the northern area where they were told a truck had sunk in the water.

Emergency personnel immediately begin a rescue mission, however, the cab of the vehicle was empty. A tow truck was called and within several minutes, was able to winch the small truck from the sea onto its flatbed.

The owner of the vehicle, Sebastián R.S., told authorities that he was trying to get a boat out of the water and suddenly his tires skidded and he was unable to stop his truck from entering the water. Sebastián said that once he was in the water, he managed to get out of the cab of the truck, adding that he was not trapped as witnesses had claimed.

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