Dodge Truck Dislodged After Briny Night Near Moonstone Beach

Yesterday a crew was at Moonstone Beach shooting still photos of a Dodge truck for promotional purposes.The unnamed company received a permit from the county and paid $500 for the use of Moonstone Beach. But at some point later that afternoon, the truck drove beyond the boundaries of Moonstone Beach and got lodged on top of a rock in an area between Moonstone and Camel Rock beaches.

As the company scrambled to get the truck off the beach, the tide rolled in. It was too late.

Matt Hinton took these photos of the truck receiving a nice, briny bath, courtesy the Pacific Ocean.

Photo by Matt Hinton

Photo by Matt Hinton

 

Photo by Matt Hinton

Photo by Matt Hinton

 

Photo by Matt Hinton

Photo by Matt Hinton

 

Photo by Matt Hinton

Photo by Matt Hinton

 

This morning at about 10 a.m. the tight-lipped crew returned. They refused to comment on anything, other than to say they were trying to get the truck removed from the beach as fast as they could.

Photo by Jack Durham

Photo by Jack Durham

 

The crew dug some sand out from under the tires. Then Humboldt Towing arrived to do the real lifting.

Photo by Jack Durham

Photo by Jack Durham

The truck was slowly pulled out of the hole it was stuck in.

 

Photo by Jack Durham

Photo by Jack Durham

After it was pulled out backwards, the truck was turned around and then pulled back to the parking lot at Moonstone Beach.

Environmental Health was on scene inspecting for environmental damage. Nothing much was visible other than a small oil sheen. More to come….