PICTON, New Zealand, April 26 (UPI) -- A visitor to a New Zealand bay snapped a photo of a boater's "worst nightmare" -- a pickup truck submerged after slipping on the boat ramp.
Steve Badham posted a photo to Facebook showing the truck submerged up to its roof Sunday next to a boat in Waikawa Bay, near Picton.
"He was just pulling his boat out when .... Drama at the ramp," Badham wrote in the post.
The Nelson resident said he snapped a picture of the scene when he returned from a fishing trip.
"I just saw it and I thought, 'oh no,'" Badham told The Marlborough Express. "It's your worst nightmare when you've got a boat for that to happen."
Badham said witnesses told him the truck, which was pulling the boat on a trailer, slipped on the boat ramp and ended up in the water when it jumped out of gear and was yanked downhill by the trailer.
Badham said a tow truck was summoned to pull the pickup out of the water, but the light was fading and the vehicle remained submerged when he left.