Faulty electronic handbrake sends car rolling into lake

Car was completely submerged by the time recovery operators arrived

Faulty electronic handbrake sends car rolling into lake
Image: Fourwinds Garage.

A Ford Focus has been recovered from a lake after it’s electronic handbrake failed.

The incident happened earlier this week (August 2) at Whiteacres Holiday Park in Newquay, Cornwall.

Nobody was harmed.

Technicians at nearby Fourwinds Garage came to the rescue to “fish the car out of the lake” – but by that time it was nearly completely submerged.

Discussing the incident, an employee at the garage said: “An unfortunate holidaymaker experienced an electronic handbrake fail.

“Fourwinds Garage were sent on behalf of the AA to fish the car out of the lake at Whiteacres Holiday Park with our Eastrac.

“A faulty electronic handbrake caused the vehicle to roll.

“The owners were very good and calm about the situation and were grateful that no one was hurt”.


  1. Another vehicle not left in gear then, basic rule really

  2. Always leave your car in gear when parked!!!!

  3. Don’t folk LEAVE their cars in gear anymore ? 1st if uphill rev if downhill


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