The young men are fine, the squirrel could not be reached for comment.
First the facts. Two young men, reportedly in their late teens or early twenties, ended up in Mission Bay in San Diego with the driver’s BMW at about 7:20 in the morning on Saturday. The driver said he swerved to avoid hitting a squirrel. So far as we know, the young men weren’t under the influence of anything other than compassion for wildlife. That said, their story is already being met with a certain amount of skepticism.
Fiesta Island, where the incident took place, has few roads with very low speed limits next to wide beaches. So it’s difficult to imagine a squirrel being the only reason this Bimmer driver ended up in the water.