SUV plunges into Annisquam River in Gloucester
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (WHDH) -- A man drove his SUV into the Annisquam River in Gloucester Friday afternoon. Fishermen in the witnessed the whole thing.
Police say driver Caoin Sullivan’s flip flop got stuck on the gas pedal and sent him roughly 50 feet into the water.
“I didn't have a chance to even think about it honestly. It crashed into the water and I think it blew me out the sun roof,” Sullivan said.
Uninjured, Sullivan floated on top of the SUV and was the able to swim to the pier.
“Coming up the ladder soaking wet. He came over to my truck and said I just drove my truck off the pier. I said ‘I can't believe it’,” said Matt Potvin, who helped the driver.
Sullivan said he had planned to go fishing for the day.