It was probably a small mistake - then, whoosh, the Lamborghini sinks into the lake.
“Finesse” was required for the rescue in the middle of the night.
Unterach - Shortly before 11 p.m., a 31-year-old Swiss man was driving his Lamborghini from Mondsee towards Attersee in Austria with a friend.
In a parking lot - right on the bank - the Swiss stopped his luxury sled.
His co-driver got out briefly, then the 31-year-old tried to turn the Lamborghini.
"He may have mixed up the brake and accelerator pedals," said the Upper Austria police on Wednesday.
He drove backwards into the Mondsee.
The luxury sports car went under immediately.
The Lamborghini sank about 15 meters from the bank with the driver to a depth of about five meters.
"The driver was able to free himself from the vehicle and swim to the bank," said the police.
His co-driver (40) immediately dialed the emergency number and provided first aid.
The 31-year-old was brought to the Vöcklabruck hospital with minor injuries.
Fire brigade "fishes" Lamborghini out of the lake.
© Twitter screenshot Police Upper Austria
Lamborghini is sinking into the sea - a "sure instinct" is necessary for the recovery
"A lot of instinct was necessary to recover the valuable sports car," said operations manager Bernhard Strobl from the Innerschwand fire brigade.
Together with five fire service divers, a mountain balloon and the crane of a tow truck, his team managed to "carefully fish the vehicle out of the lake".
According to the fire brigade, the laborious recovery took three hours.
A total of 31 emergency services were at the scene of the accident.
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The drivers had set off from Great Britain.
But then the police arrived.