Photo gallery: Car in lake
Nov 25, 2014 at 5:07 PM
Around 4 p.m. Tuesday, Marque Diamondcrest Sr. said he heard his 16-year-old daughter scream, then looked to see her behind the wheel of his 2007 Nissan Sentra as it sped down a hill and into Boone Lake, near the DeVault Bridge. Diamondcrest said she had gone to retrieve her camera from the car and, in the process, accidentally shifted to drive while it was parked near a steep hill. Diamondcrest said he and his son, Marque Jr., jumped into the lake to aid his daughter, but she was able to escape the car by climbing through the driver's side window, which she had rolled down. No one was injured in the accident, though, police said, the car was likely lost. At around 5 p.m., the car was removed from the lake by T&T Towing and Recovery workers. Pictured, 11-year-old Marque Diamondcrest Jr. looks out across Boone Lake at the roof of his family's Sentra, the only part of the car not submerged in water; A pair of ducks swim by the Diamondcrests' submerged Sentra as emergency responders wait on a tow truck; Robert Bennett, of T&T Towing and Recovery works underwater to hook a tow line to the Diamondcrests' Sentra; While wearing life-preserving gear, Bennett approaches the submerged Sentra as it prepares to be towed out of Boone Lake.