Captain nearly crushed by his pickup truck after brake fails while backing his vessel into water in Florida
- A boat captain narrowly escaped being crushed by his pickup truck after his parking brake malfunctioned while he tried to back his boat into the water
- Individuals can be seen carefully maneuvering the boat into the water at the Miami Marina; the driver loses his balance and is dragged into the water by the car
- The man, struggling to get back on his feet, eventually managed to escape the water, but watched helplessly as his car began to drift away.
A boat captain was nearly crushed by his pickup truck when his parking brake failed as he backed his vessel into the water.
The footage was captured by Alfred Montana, who points his camera at the boat ramp at Black Point Marina south of Miami as people negotiate carefully placing their vessels in the water.
As the car slowly reverses into the water, you see the driver standing next to the open door.
Normally the boat is disconnected from the truck at this point, allowing it to float freely on the water.
A boat captain narrowly escaped being crushed by his pickup truck after his parking brake malfunctioned while he tried to back his boat into the water
The driver loses his balance and is almost dragged by his reversing vehicle
The man slipped and struggled to get back on his feet, but eventually managed to escape the water, but watched helplessly as his car began to drift away.
Somehow the man involved loses his balance and is almost dragged away by his still reversing vehicle.
Another couple moored at a nearby jetty sees what is happening in front of them and quickly backs away.
Had they not done so, the boat being backed up would almost certainly have crashed into them.
Other onlookers on the dock seem surprised at what happened.
The man manages to climb out of the water, but sees his car floating away in front of him.
Little more can be done at this point as the vehicle resembles that of a fellow boat.
Other boaters don’t seem to know what they can do to save the vehicle.
Minutes later, the car is no longer visible above the water’s surface because it has sunk in the water of the marina.
The incident took place over the 4th of July weekend in Miami, Florida, but video of the unfortunate event has only just gone viral on social media.
A diver, seen at left, helps a tow truck remove the pickup from the marina water
As soon as the doors are opened, water can be seen pouring out of the pickup
A tow truck eventually removes the pickup
Later, a tow truck arrives on the scene and with the help of a deep-sea diver, he manages to tie a rope around the front of the sunken car, which is now several meters in deep water.
The truck tows the black pickup from the water as port staff and police stand in awe at the operation.
Water can be seen pouring out through the car doors as the contents of the marina pour out of the interior of the vehicle.