St. Thomas Trucking Company Fishes Lexus Out Of The Drink On The Charlotte Amalie Waterfront In Rock City
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On Tuesday December 6, 2016, at about 9:30 a.m., police were dispatched to the waterfront on Veterans Drive after a receiving a report that a car was submerged in the ocean there.
Police met with a man who said that he was the only passenger in the car, a 2001 Lexus S300/L when it somehow went off the legal roadway in St. Thomas into the water.
The man told police he needed help getting his personal belongings out of the car that had inexplicably douched itself into the water — seen by millions of cruise ship passengers every year.
The V.I. Port Authority, the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and VIPD divers assisted in the recovery, according to the VIPD.
The vehicle was recovered and towed by Sherwayne Wrecker Service and the vehicle was towed to an unknown location the driver was taken to the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital by officers Hospital for treatment.
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