2 People, 1 Dog Rescued From Submerged Truck in Marina

2 people, 1 dog rescued after truck falls into marina

Two people and their chihuahua had to be rescued from their sinking truck at an Los Angeles-area marina. 

Bystanders and lifeguards jumped into the water to help save the two people who found themselves 

Video shared by a witness to the incident showed people diving in the water to help pull a woman, identified as Mary Watkins and her son, Larry, 

A Long Beach Fire Department rescue boat and vessel assist boat also responded to the scene. 

“I said, ‘Boys I’m 87-years-old, be very careful,'” Watkins told the Long Beach Post. “And they were, my hair’s still dry and they didn’t even mess up my lipstick.”


Mary Watkins said that they had come to Long Beach to look into renting a boat slip when the accident occurred. Watkins said her son Larry, who recently had foot surgery that necessitated a medical boot, accidentally got his foot caught on the accelerator while they were driving down a road toward the Alamitos Bay Fuel Dock. 

Jeff Jones, who took the video, posted on Facebook that he ran to the lifeguard's tower to get help for the mother and son after it accidentally barreled through the railing at the parking lot at Alamitos Bay Marina in Long Beach, which is located just south of Los Angeles. 

Authorities say no one was hurt in the accident. 


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