Driver backs up Cadillac Escalade into Marion County lake

MARION COUNTY, Fla. — A driver sank a Cadillac Escalade Tuesday while backing up his boat into Lake Weir, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said.

The man, whose identity wasn't released, was reversing his SUV on a boat ramp at the Carney Island Recreation and Conservation Area when he was unable to put the vehicle back in park, deputies said.

The vehicle followed the boat into the lake, well past a pair of signs that bear an an arrow and the words "caution end of ramp."

HERE'S YOUR SIGN(S)... Deputy Michael Mitchell received a call this morning about a white Cadillac Escalade that was...

Posted by Marion County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The driver escaped the vehicle and was uninjured.

Divers with the Sheriff's Office helped a tow truck driver retrieve the SUV from the water.