Lexus sedan stranded in the waves at Ocean Beach this morning

Photo by Ocean Beach Bulletin via Facebook

Visitors to Ocean Beach this morning saw an unusual sight – a Lexus Sedan with its nose in the surf.

Around 6am this morning, a woman drove her Lexus Sedan into the water, resulting in a dramatic rescue by the SFFD who responded around 6:24am. The vehicle was in the water across from the Beach Chalet restaurant.

KRON TV is reporting that the woman drove the car down a set of stairs at the beach but officials have not confirmed her route to the surf.

SFAppeal reports that the driver was taken to a hospital, and that SFFD are treating the incident as a suicide attempt.

The fire department is waiting for the tide to go down before attempting to remove the vehicle.

Sarah B.


  1. Is this what prompted the headline above about “colorful life at Ocean Beach”?!

  2. Looks like a remake of the scene from Blake Edwards’ “S.O.B.” when a suicidal movie director played by Richard Mulligan tries to kill himself inside his Cadillac from carbon monoxide fumes inside his garage of his beachside home. He accidentally releases the brake and the Caddy crashes through the garage and rolls down the beach into the ocean surf.

    Burial at sea was his second choice.

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