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Man tries to jump canal with his car in Florida

Posted: 4:01 AM, Oct 10, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-10 13:22:01Z
Man tries to jump canal with a car
Man tries to jump canal with a car

LEE COUNTY, Fla (WFTX) -- Lee County Sheriff Deputies said a man attempted to jump a canal with his car in a Lehigh Acres neighborhood overnight.

Witnesses said they saw a man in a blue Toyota Corolla drive to the edge of the canal and stop. Then, he got out of the car to observe the distance, got back into the vehicle and tried to make the jump of about 20 feet.

His vehicle had to be towed out of the canal. 

Deputies say the man was not injured, but the car was totaled.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office is still investigating.