ROCKLAND – A scary ride for the driver of an antique fire truck in Rockland this morning.
He ended up riding the vehicle into the harbor when the brakes failed.
Rockland fire chief Adam Miceli tells us it was around 10 a.m. When Chris Oliver attempted to move the 1982 vehicle.
He ended up driving over the embankment when the brakes gave out and wound up in about 5 feet of water near the Maine Ferry Service terminal.
Oliver managed to swim to safety and wasn’t injured.
The truck is owned by Knight’s Marine Service which called in a crane to remove the vehicle from the water.
The DEP was also on the scene to monitor the situation.
The fire department had to set out some absorbent booms to collect a small amount of fuel that leaked from the vehicle.