Even in Sub Zero Temps, Ice Is Never Totally Safe, SUV Ice Recovery, Rusk County WI

On February 1st, 2023 a Lincoln Navigator broke through the ice on Potato Lake in the far western part of Rusk County, WI. The driver was able to escape without injuries. Thankfully the frontend of the vehicle was able to remain on better ice, and the vehicle didn’t become fully submerged. Even with the past cold air. The condition of the ice on many area lakes have not improved. This mainly due to all the snow blanketing the ice, as the snow is insulating the ice. This video package will show the recovery. Temps during the recovery were in the lower teens. Winds were gusting up to 25 MPH. However being in a bay, the recovery area was for the most part protected from the wind.
Shot Description

Clip 1. A wide shot of the Lincoln Navigator that broke through the ice.
Clip 2. A closer shot of the Navigator waiting to be recovered.
Clip 3. Looking at the front end of the Navigator as it barely holds on to better ice.
Clips 4-7. The crew getting the recovery equipment in place to recover the Navigator.
Clips 8- 10. The crew hooking up the hoist to the front and back end of the Navigator.
Clips 11- 14. The crew pulling the Navigator out of the water, and then pulling the whole rig and the vehicle to safer ice.
Clip 15. The crew unhooking the recovery equipment, and hooking up a tow strap to the Navigator.
Clip 16. The crew pulling the Navigator a little more onto safer ice.
Clip 17-18. The crew pulling the Navigator towards, and then off the boating landing onto land.

SID: Dirk Miller
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