Car ends up in Portsmouth Harbour water after bungled launch

IN TOO DEEP Submerged car. Picture:Jimmy Martin
IN TOO DEEP Submerged car. Picture:Jimmy Martin
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A SAILOR had a shock when he launched a boat into the water – only for his car to follow it.

The accident happened at around 11am on Saturday in the water off Priory Road in Gosport.

An eyewitness said the man had been trying to lower a boat into the water.

When he later climbed onto the trailer, the car rolled down the slipway and into the waters of Portsmouth Harbour.

‘It’s the sort of thing you see on You’ve Been Framed,’ said an eyewitness, who did not want to be named.

‘Thankfully the man was okay but it was a bit unfortunate.

‘He was lowering the boat in on a trailer and when the boat was in, he got on the trailer.

‘That’s when the whole thing went down all at once and the car went in the water.’