Driver backs up Cadillac Escalade into Florida lake

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Cadillac Escalade Gets Backed Up Into Florida Lake By Driver

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A driver sank a Cadillac Escalade Tuesday while backing up his boat into Lake Weir, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said.

The man, whose identity wasn't released, was reversing his SUV on a boat ramp at the Carney Island Recreation and Conservation Area when he was unable to put the vehicle back in park, deputies said.

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The vehicle followed the boat into the lake, well past a pair of signs that bear an arrow and the words "caution end of ramp."

The driver escaped the vehicle and was uninjured.

Divers with the Sheriff's Office helped a tow truck driver retrieve the SUV from the water.

ExploreClick here for boating safety tips from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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