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2021 Ford Bronco Swims With Fishes After Owner Gets It Stuck: Video

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The sixth-generation 2021 Ford Bronco has been a massive hit with consumers since the day it was revealed nearly two years ago, and is still in high demand today. One of the most appealing qualities of the reborn SUV is, of course, its inherent off-road capability, though not everyone uses it for things like driving the trails. After all, even though the 2021 Ford Bronco is highly capable, that doesn’t mean people can’t do silly things with it, such as rip off donuts in a Major League Baseball stadium, or get it stuck on a sandy land bridge before high tide rolls in and submerges it in water, as was the case with this poor Outer Banks model in Bay Harbor, Maine.

The owner of this 2021 Ford Bronco drove it across a land bridge to Bar Island several days ago, a popular hangout spot in that particular area. However, the non-Sasquatch Package equipped model quickly got stuck in the sand to the point where the owner was unable to free it. Problem is, Bar Island’s land bridge is completely submerged in water when high tide rolls in, and that also led to this poor SUV going for a bit of an unplanned swim, as we can see in the video below from YouTuber Every Day Drones.

A local towing company attempted to pull the Bronco out of its perilous situation, but that effort proved unsuccessful, as the tow strap actually snapped. Thus, rescuers had to resort to some pretty extreme measures to free the stuck off-roader – place large airbags underneath the vehicle and float it to safety, according to Bangor Daily News.

That strategy worked, and the Bronco was able to be recovered after spending two days in and out of the water, which nearly reached the peak of the roof at one point. While all of this was going on, curious onlookers showed up to watch the action, blasting music and generally having a good time until police shut the whole thing down. While it’s a fairly common thing for vehicles to get stuck on this particular land bridge, the fact that it was a brand new Bronco this time around has attracted a bit more attention than usual, which isn’t a surprise for such a high-profile vehicle.

We’ll have more crazy videos like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Bronco news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. RD Mercer

    Should have got a Jeep ! HaHa

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    1. Scott

      I agree.. MUCH better to ruin a Jeep, than a Bronco..

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  2. Bob

    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes!
    Would love to see the tow bill to float the soup can out of the water.

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  3. David Dickinson

    Should have gotten the Everglades model.

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  4. Hans Kuwert

    Beyond fording depth. ! !

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  5. Mike

    Below C level.

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  6. Dee Hart

    That would be the Ford Bronco “Nautical Edition”… only sold at High Tide.

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  7. JakeF

    The non-Sasquatch package had nothing to do with it. Even the least capable Bronco should be able to drive on sand.

    Most likely the driver didn’t do the simplest thing when driving on sand which is airing the tires down.

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  8. Kenny D

    It’ll go for $80 K at Auction Next Week!!

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    1. Wade Remillard

      there is a car lot (not a dealership) in my city that has a reputation for buying flood and hurricane vehicles and turning around to sell them on their lot. We’ve taken the door panels off some and there is mud in the bottom of the door shells and an obvious water line. Buyer beware!

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  9. Kenny D

    NEEDED MATTS OFF ROAD RECOVERY, Or One of His Stretch Ropes that Don’t Break.

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  10. GaryB

    it didnt get stuck in sand. they went so out far they got into a mud flat that was deep and squishy since it is submerged 22 hours a day. it was also the least off road capable model running street tires with no locking diff. of course it got stuck

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  11. Kurt R.

    How much do you want for the hard top?

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  12. JoeM

    Open the floor drains..!

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