Sailor’s car submerged after his boat broke down

The owner is said to be from Dunfermline. Picture: Eve Nicolson

The owner is said to be from Dunfermline. Picture: Eve Nicolson

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A HAPLESS driver returned to find his car submerged after parking on a harbour slipway.

The silver Peugeot was almost completely submerged by the rising tide at Dunbar harbour on Saturday afternoon.

The car's owner was delayed after his boat broke down. Picture: Eve Nicolson

The car's owner was delayed after his boat broke down. Picture: Eve Nicolson

The owner, said to be from Dunfermline, had been delayed after his own sailing boat had broken down.

He had to be rescued by the local lifeboat crew, who were reluctant to tell him about the additional woe awaiting him at the harbour.

Gary Fairbairn, coxswain of Dunbar RNLI, said: “We didn’t have the heart to tell him about his car until we got back to land.

“To say he wasn’t happy is an understatement.”