Family rescued from car on beach just before waves flip it

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Courtesy KBKW The Talk of Grays Harbor.

Courtesy KBKW The Talk of Grays Harbor.

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. (AP) — Police say officers rescued a family from a car that was stuck on a Washington state beach just before the surf flipped it over.

Radio station KBKW reports that a family had been driving their brand new Infinity on the beach at Ocean Shores, on the southwest Washington coast, Thursday evening when the tires sunk into the sand.

A man and a woman had already gotten out of the car when police arrived, but an older man and woman were still inside, and the woman was holding a 6-month-old baby. An officer forced open the door to help them out, and when they were about 20 feet from the car, another wave lifted the vehicle out of the sand and flipped it over.

Other officers arrived and helped the family of four get clear of the water. They were evaluated on the scene by Ocean Shores Fire Department Paramedics.

Crews used a bulldozer to flip the car back over before a tow truck pulled it from the beach.

The driver told Officers that the family was driving on the beach in their brand new Infinity, when they stopped at the edge of the surf to look at the water. The tires sank into the wet sand, so they were unable to drive away when the waves began pounding the car.

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