A Ram Power Wagon on a photo shoot recently found out what happens when the tides rise, resulting in some images and a video the automaker probably wasn’t planning on. While the truck was posing for photos on a beach in Northern California, the unfortunate drama started.
Reports suggest a film crew selected a beach in Humboldt County to shoot a commercial for the Ram Power Wagon. Next, the crew situated the truck on boulders for a nice photo opportunity, but things apparently went bad once the rising ocean tide caught them off guard. At first, the water turned the sand to mush, and it appears that left the Power Wagon stranded. Then the tide rose even more, nearly submerging the truck under water as the film crew stood and watched helplessly on the shore.
Eventually the tide subsided and a tow truck pulled the stranded truck out of trouble, but not before the ordeal was witnessed by surfers and residents, some of whom weren’t too pleased about the beached four-wheeler.
Jennifer Savage from the Humboldt Surfrider organization released a written statement saying her group was “dismayed at the film crew’s lack of foresight and will be following up with the appropriate agencies to ensure that restoration and/or compensation for any damage is forthcoming.”
We called Ram for a comment, but the representative we spoke to hadn’t heard of the situation. We’ll update this space as soon as we have more information.
Source: Lost Coast Outpost, McKinleyville Press
“In the water” image courtesy Mwjay