Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Paradip, Sep 26:
Four young men in high spirits, a nice ride in a Toyota Corolla and the lovely sea beach at Odisha’s Paradip on a beautiful evening: sounds like the perfect combination for a memorable evening. Memorable it certainly was, but for reasons that none of the four could have imagined in their wildest dreams.
The boys not only managed to spoil their evening, but also put their life in danger while having some fun on the beach.
The four young men were driving around in their Corolla on the beach of Biju Maidan at Paradeep at about 6 PM last evening when all of a sudden the car got stuck in the loose sand.
If driving a two-wheel drive vehicle over the sand was not stupid enough, they kept changing the gears and pressing the accelerator hoping against hope that the car would somehow get unstuck. But it was not to be: the traction less spinning wheels took the car further down the sand till the wheels got completely locked up.
Unwilling to dump the rather expensive car, the young men went ahead with their ludicrous rescue mission as sea-water started getting inside and the car started getting pushed towards the Bay Of Bengal.
Thankfully, some bystanders out of the hundreds present on the scene, were smarter and called up the local cops and fire brigade. The CISF fire extinguisher vehicle was finally deployed to wrench the car out.
For the four youths out to have some fun, it was an evening to remember, for sure!