A FAMILY’S summer break takes a bit of a dive as their car rolls into a lake.
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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