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Car sinks after falling off Newport Harbor ferry; 4 rescued

January 13, 2012 | 10:38 am


Click here to see more photos.A car sank Friday in Newport Harbor and its four passengers were rescued after another car pushed it off the Balboa Island Ferry, officials said.

Bystanders rescued the passengers before Orange County Sheriff's Department Harbor Patrol deputies arrived at the scene, an eyewitness told the Daily Pilot.

PHOTOS: Minivan recovered after falling off Newport Harbor ferry

The second car's accelerator was stuck and was hanging off the ferry's edge, said Jennifer Schulz, a spokeswoman for the Newport Beach Fire Department.

There was one person in that car. No injures were reported.


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— Joseph Serna, Times Community News

Photo: A car sinks in Newport Harbor. Credit: Michelle St. Amour / Times Community News