Photos courtesy of Cohasset Police
A Quincy man and his female passenger suffered minor injuries after the man accidentally drove his car off a Cohasset dock and into 15 feet of water, police said.
According to Cohasset police, on Thursday at 1:10 a.m., the 24-year-old was driving on Government Island and inadvertently drove off the landing. The driver and his passenger were able to escape from the car before it sunk, and swam to a nearby dock.
Officers were soon dispatched to the road off Border Street for a car in the water, and were met by both victims, who were soaking wet, police said.
The Cohasset Fire Department transported both of the car occupants to South Shore Hospital for minor injuries, while police worked on fishing the car, a 1996 BMW Sport Coupe, out of the water.
Police said they brought in aheavy-duty towing wrecker to assist, and officers waited until approximately 5 a.m. to begin the efforts, using the outgoing tide to their advantage.
“Those folks are lucky they were able to get out of that car before it submerged,” said Cohasset Acting Chief of Police William Quigley. “We are happy they are ok.”
The car is a total loss.
Police identified Brenton Yee from Quincy as the driver. No charges are expected.