Vehicle that drove off Stearns Wharf removed from harbor

Driver escaped without injury

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A vehicle that was driven off the side of Stearns Wharf on Friday was removed from the harbor Saturday afternoon.

Shortly after noon, divers secured the vehicle with a series of cables before a tow truck hoisted the vehicle out of the water.

Spectators gathered to watch the retrieval and took photos of the process.

The vehicle ended up in the harbor after a man drove into the water Friday afternoon. The driver said he mistakenly hit the gas pedal instead of the brake.

The driver, identified as Tom Zobel, said he was visiting Santa Barbara from Chicago. He suffered minor injuries and was treated on scene.

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