SANTA CRUZ -- A 16-year-old driver, his father and a dog were in a Toyota 4Runner that broke through the wooden railing and drove off the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf on Monday morning, when the teen said the accelerator stuck, according to police Sgt. Jon Bush.
The car was parked on the wharf on the side facing the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk near lifeguard headquarters before it broke through the railing and went into the water.
The father, son and the small dog were able to get out of the car and to the shore.
Santa Cruz Fire, Harbor Patrol and police responded, as well as divers from Santa Cruz Fire. The divers will hook the car to a tow truck so it can be hauled up to the beach.
This story will be updated.