Talk about a bad day fishing. Usually, you throw fish back in the water, not your truck.

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The Lake Charles Police, Fire Department, and an Ambulance were called to the scene to check out the boater to make sure he was okay. To our knowledge, no injuries occurred during the incident.

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From an eyewitness account that we talked to, it seems the boater backed his truck down the launch ramp to drive his boat onto his trailer. He was loading the boat by himself so he exited his truck to go back to his boat. Apparently, the parking brake was not engaged because the truck rolled back into the water.

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What's amazing to me is that the headlights were still on even after the truck was submerged in the water. I thought the water would've shorted out the electric system in the truck very quickly, but that was not so.

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