A FAMILY’S summer break takes a bit of a dive as 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.

BPMThe car’s electronic handbrake failed at White Acres resort in Newquay, Cornwall – leaving the car to roll into a lake at the holiday park[/caption]

BPMMLocal mechanics used a specialist machine to fish the motor out of the lake[/caption]

The car after it had been dragged out of the lakeBPM

An employee at the park said: “The owners were very good and calm about the situation and were grateful that no one was hurt.”

Local mechanics used a specialist machine to fish the motor out.

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

However, they can fail to engage properly if the motors that control them go wrong or there is a problem with the power supply.


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