BAYONNE AND BEYOND -- After being rescued from a car he accidently drove to Newark Bay on July 14, the driver was rushed to Bayonne Medical Center complaining of chest pains.
The Bayonne Fire Department responded to the 16th Street Park Board Ramp and found that a friend of the driver had already rescued the man from the submerged 2192 BMW wagon at about 7:30 p.m.
EMTs treated the victim on the scene then took him to BMC, said Fire Chief Greg Rogers.
“The driver of the vehicle was reportedly backing down the ramp to retrieve a 22ft 4-Winns Sundowner Boat, when the vehicle became submerged,” Rogers said. “The owner of the vehicle and boat was also at the scene.
The vehicle and boat trailer were submerged in about 4 feet of water, requiring specially trained firefighters to don water rescue suits in order to secure the vehicle with strapping for the tow truck. The vehicle was then successfully pulled from the water."
While it was reported that there were no noticeable fluid leaks from the vehicle, the NJDEP and Hudson Regional were notified as a matter of routine.