Frogman has to help to remove car from the sea

The car being rescued

The car being rescued

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This Nissan four-wheel drive got an unexpected dunking in Port St Mary.

Only the roof of the car could be seen after the launch of a rigid inflatable boat from the slipway near Isle of Man Yacht Club went wrong on Friday.

To recover the vehicle – fitted with a trailer – a man wearing a snorkel had to go underwater to attach a tow rope before a tractor was used to pull it out of the sea and back to safety.

These pictures were taken by Isle of Man Newspapers’ chief photographer John Maddrell.

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