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SUV Drifts Into Weems Creek

A man trying to pull out his sailboat forgot to put on his parking break and his Ford Explorer rolled into the water.

A man went into Weems Creek with his trailer and sport utility vehicle at a boat ramp in West Annapolis on Wednesday.

The man told Annapolis firefighters that he was trying to retrieve his sailboat at around 2 p.m. from a ramp on Tucker Street. John Menassa, a fire department spokesman, said the man forgot to use the parking break on his Ford Explorer, and it rolled into the water.

"It ended up submerging completely and drifted back about 15 feet from shore," Menassa said. "Another guy rescued him off the roof of his car with a dinghy."

Menassa said the man was soaked but uninjured from the accident. Menassa was uncertain of the extent of the damage suffered by the SUV.

Mike November 22, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Give me a 'brake.'

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