Truck sinks, freezes "like an ice cube" in Saskatchewan lake
Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 12:50 PM - You'd think successfully driving across a frozen lake in Saskatchewan in December would be a safe bet.
Not so much for the owner of the truck in the photos below, whose vehicle broke through the ice Saturday night offshore of the town of Regina Beach. Since then, cold weather has frozen it in place, making its recovery a real undertaking.
"The interior's full of water, and it's just frozen like an ice cube," Tyler Temple, owner of TRK Towing, told the CBC. "The interior's full of water, and it's just frozen like an ice cube."
The onset of true winter cold was delayed, and Temple says that particular part of the lake, located near a point, had open water just days before the incident.
"Anybody and everybody out here knows that you don't drive across a point. You go around it," Temple told CBC. "The water's not deep, and there's a solid current that runs underneath there."
Temple plans to return to the site to see if recovering the vehicle safely is possible, after drilling on Monday determined the ice was less than 4 cm thick.