Originally Posted by Unholyskorn86
Fact is whenever you drive in water there is a chance of hydro-lock? And isn't it bad for him trying to start it when it stalled?
Hydro-lock can only happen when the engine ingests water. Just driving through water doesn't mean that you'll hydro-lock your engine. If you use good judgment and a little common sense, you can drive through water without any ill effects.
As far as him trying to start the engine, yeah, the guy was obviously clueless. You should never try to start your engine after it stalled during a water crossing like the one he tried. He should have had someone pull him out and then he could have removed his spark plugs and turned the motor over to pump the water out of the cylinders.