A man is recovering after driving into the Cape Cod Canal Tuesday morning, officials confirm.
Bourne police say Canal Service Road was closed near Bourne Town Hall as crews retrieved the man from the water. Authorities say he drove up a pedestrian walkway and into the canal intentionally.
Another man who was on the scene at the time said before going into the water, the driver got out of his car and looked at the canal.
"He got out, and he went to the edge and looked at it and said 'Beautiful view,' started looking around and started pacing," witness Ryan Correa said. "He went back to his vehicle, adjusted his mirror, slowly backed all the way up."
From there, Correa says, the man went full-bore into the canal.
"Out of nowhere, we heard the loud engine roar, tires screeching," Correa said. "Hit the edge, over the embankment, took out the lines and went nosedive first into the water."
Police responded just before 10:30 a.m. The man was pulled from the water with minor injuries. His 2006 Ford Focus was later removed from the water, as well.
The driver, whose identity has not been released, faces charges of operating to endanger and malicious destruction of property greater than $250.
Massachusetts State Police, the U.S. Army Corps, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Wareham Harbormaster were among those to respond alongside fire and police crews from Bourne.