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No injuries after vehicle plunges into Sarnia Bay

Police say two people escaped uninjured after a vehicle plunged into Sarnia Bay over the weekend.

On Sunday, May 19, around 1:12 p.m., officers were called to a report of a vehicle becoming submerged in Sarnia Bay, Sarnia Police said in a news release. 

“The cause appears to be an accidental activation of the gas pedal instead of the brake, causing the vehicle to accelerate through the guard rail along the boardwalk and into the bay,” police noted. 

“Two bystanders jumped into the water to help extricate the driver and passenger from the vehicle. Both occupants were helped to shore by other citizens who arrived to help.”

The individuals were examined by Lambton EMS at the scene, and, although clearly shaken, were not injured, police said.

A local tow company was contacted to assist in removing the submerged vehicle from the water, and the Sarnia City Works department was contacted to assist with repairing the guard rail.

“Investigation of the collision is ongoing, however no charges are anticipated having regard for circumstances and the location (not on a roadway),” police said. “The Sarnia Police thank all those who immediately took action to get everyone to safety.

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