Car ends up on the rocks in Wellington Harbour's Lowry Bay

A lone seal bobs around near a submerged vehicle at Lowry Bay in November, 2016 near the recent crash (File photo).
JOHN DUGDALE

A lone seal bobs around near a submerged vehicle at Lowry Bay in November, 2016 near the recent crash (File photo).

Two teenage boys allegedly fled from a car that ended up on the rocks in Wellington Harbour's Lowry Bay.

The car left the narrow coastal road near Eastbourne about 3.30am on Tuesday and ended up on rocks near a blue boatshed in the Lower Hutt suburb, police said.

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The two boys in the car - which allegedly turned out to be stolen - took off but were tracked down and arrested by police using tracking dogs.

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It is near the scene of a similar incident in November, 2016, when an SUV left the same road.

Cathy Ward, of Lowry Bay, said she heard the car early on Tuesday morning being driven fast from the Days Bay direction.

"As you do [I was] waiting for the crash."

That crash came shortly after with "quite a noise" as it ended up on the rocks, she said.

The two - or possibly three - occupants took off into the bush behind the bay.

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Police, fire, and ambulance were soon on the scene and dog trackers tracked the people down in the bush.

In her 14 years living in the bay Ward had seen six or seven cars leave the road and end up in the water or on the rocks.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, careless operation of a vehicle and unlawful interference of a motor vehicle. He was set to appear in Hutt Valley Youth Court on Tuesday.

A 15-year-old boy has been referred to Youth Aid.

 - Stuff

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