A car driven into the water at Monument Beach had to be towed out after it floated away with the outgoing tide.

Bourne Deputy Fire Chief Joseph J. Carrara Jr. said that firefighters were called to the scene around 3:48 AM Saturday, May 30. A four-door Toyota sedan wound up in the ocean when the tide went out, Dep. Chief Carrara said.

Bourne Fire responded to the scene along with the Bourne Department of Natural Resources. Dep. Chief Carrara said the car never sank, and no hazardous materials escaped into the water.

“Fortunately, no oil or gasoline leaked from the car,” he said.

Bourne Fire Lieutenant Philip W. Tura said the fire department was notified by the Bourne Police Department when the father of one of the car’s occupants called police to report what had happened. Lt. Tura said the car was driven onto the beach to the left of the Monument Beach bathhouse and into the water.

“The car was floating up against the dinghy dock, just under the water line,” he said.

All four occupants were able to exit the vehicle and get safely to shore, “so we didn’t have to put anybody in the water,” Lt. Tura said.

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