Newburyport News: A Rockport [MA] man’s lunchtime drive out to Gloucester’s Stone Pier ended with him climbing out of his SUV’s sunroof after his flip-flop shoe snagged the gas pedal and sent him lurching into the Jones River at high tide.

The Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle floated about 150’ before filling with water and sinking onto a sandbar in the river, according to firefighter Greg Marchant, who was on scene as a tow truck later extricated the vehicle.

Read more on the SUV driving off the Gloucester Pier.