Ooops!

Oops!

The public boat launch was the scene of a submerged truck.

  • Jul. 10, 2012 9:00 a.m.

A local fisherman dunked his truck into the ocean around 5:30 a.m. Friday morning, after attempting to launch his boat off the Public Boat Launch behind the Prestige Oceanfront Resort.

The vehicle was removed from the water around 9 a.m., and no one was hurt.  The picture shows the truck facing the boat ramp.

The photo was posted on The Sooke News Mirror’s Facebook page and some of the comments were sympathetic, while others were not. The best had to be, “…it would be cheaper to buy fish.” Another comment was, “This should be entered into photography for next year’s (Sooke Fine Arts) Show!

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