WATCH: Car parked too close to the sea nearly gets swept away

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This footage shows the moment a fisherman's pick-up truck washed up in the tide.

A large crowd gathered to watch as the tide pulled slowly back top reveal the top half of a submerged car.

The tide sweeps around the car

The tide sweeps around the car

The incident took place in the busy seaside port of St Ives, Cornwall on Wednesday afternoon.