The Largo Police Department is currently investigating after a vehicle plunged into the lake at Taylor Park in Largo. The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020.
Firefighters from Largo Fire Rescue and Largo Police Department were dispatched to the scene after receiving reports of a vehicle that entered the lake. Witnesses reported that the female passenger was able to get out of the vehicle through the sunroof.
The male driver of the 2007 Lincoln Zephyr was unable to evacuate the vehicle which required firefighters to remove the front windshield in order to extricate him. Firefighters were assisted by good samaritans that transported him by boat a short distance to dry land. IONTB interviewed a few of the good samaritans in the video below.
The driver was attempting to making a three point turn near the boat ramp in the park when he pressed the accelerator of the Lincoln causing it to travel over the seawall and into the water.
Both occupants were evaluated by paramedics on-scene and refused further medical care.
BELOW IS VIDEO FROM THE SCENE
Crews from Largo Fire Rescue and Largo Police were assisted by Sunstar Paramedics, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and Joe’s Towing.
Joe’s Towing arrived on-scene and successfully removed the vehicle from the lake.