SUV Sinks Into NJ Beach as Man Tries to Photograph It by Ocean
Video posted on Facebook shows a man trying to dig his SUV out of a Jersey Shore beach. Officials said he was trying to take photos of it next to the ocean when it got stuck and began sinking. (Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017)
A man trying to take scenic photos of his SUV by the Jersey Shore ended up trying to dig the vehicle out after it started sinking into the water-logged sand, officials said.
State Park Police responded to a call Tuesday about a vehicle stuck at Island Beach State Park, about 15 miles southeast of Toms River, officials said. A tow company arrived around the same time to find the man at the surf line with his vehicle.
The driver had a Mobile Sportfishing Vehicle permit, which allows him to operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle on fishing beaches. He was not issued a summons, officials said.
Witnesses said the man insisted on driving the vehicle away after it was towed, even though its lights were flashing and its engine was making strange sounds.