- A Toyota slid into the harbour after the driver lost traction while launching his boat
- The trailer had to be disconnected to allow the car to be pulled from the water
- The car has been written off but the owner has escaped unharmed
A Toyota had to be pulled out of the new harbour in Hermanus in the Overstrand. The owner had been launching his rubber duck when his wheels lost traction and his car slid into the water.
Initially, two other vehicles tried to pull the Toyota out of the water but it tipped over according to SABC News Western Cape.
The owner has escaped unscathed but his car has been written off. A team of divers had to unhook the trailer to lighten the load so the car could be pulled from the water.
Briefly.co.za learned that the harbour has not taken any responsibility for the accident and says that the public use the slipway at their own risk.
While pulling the vehicle out of the water it tipped over according to SABC News Western Cape.
Social media users commented on the incident.
I use that slip almost every week! You pay R50 at the gate to use slipway and it is green and slippery so the habour must be looked after - Dalton Raaff.
It's a Toyota. Drain the water, flush gearbox,diff and engine and she's good to go - Collin Watson.
Yeses how can you say that they must use the slip way in their own risk while you taking their money i wish the owner of the vehicle finde a good loyer so he can sue the manager -Patrick Mkosana.
Same happened to myself and my father when I was much younger when the jeep started to slid into the water I engaged the boat and drove back onto the trailer and pushed with the boat to help the jeep go forward it worked! - Xander van Deventer.
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