The family’s summer vacation takes a little dive when their car rolls into a lake

A FAMILY summer break takes a bit when their car rolls into a lake.

The Ford Focus Estate was almost completely submerged after its electronic handbrake failed at White Acres Resort in Newquay, Cornwall.

The car's electronic handbrake failed at the White Acres resort in Newquay, Cornwall and the car rolled into a lake at the holiday park

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The car’s electronic handbrake failed at the White Acres resort in Newquay, Cornwall and the car rolled into a lake at the holiday parkCredit: BPM
Local mechanics used a special machine to fish the engine out of the lake

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Local mechanics used a special machine to fish the engine out of the lakeCredit: BPM
The car after it was pulled out of the lake

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The car after it was pulled out of the lakeCredit: BPM

A park worker said: “The owners were very good and calm about the situation and were grateful no one was hurt.”

Local mechanics used a special machine to fish out the engine.

Electronic handbrakes, which have become commonplace in new cars, are said to be more reliable than traditional lever handbrakes.

However, they may not engage properly if the motors they control fail or there is a power problem.

https://www.the-sun.com/news/5924612/familys-car-rolls-into-holiday-park-lake/ The family’s summer vacation takes a little dive when their car rolls into a lake

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