It has not been a great start to 2018 for the owner of this lifted Chevrolet Silverado. Local news station Fox 2 reported Thursday that the owner of this truck and friend went out for an off-road excursion on New Year’s Day on Chouteau Island, just north of St. Louis, Missouri.
However, what they thought was an open field actually turned out to be a frozen, swampy lake. See where this is going?
The Silverado broke through the thin layer of ice and the truck sank into the swampy mud. Then, it froze, and the truck remains stuck thanks to below-freezing temperatures across most of the United States. The pair rented a backhoe in an attempt to pull the Silverado from the frozen lake, but the machine also broke through the ice and joined the Silverado in the now-frozen mud.
Chain of Rocks Recreation Corporation, which owns the property, said the area is a seasonal lake often used for water-skiing practice. Water levels reach six- to seven-feet deep when the area thaws out. It’s going to be a tricky job to pull both the truck and backhoe from the lake.
But, it gets worse for the pair. The truck owner and his friend face trespassing citations since the failed off-road excursion took place on private property. The pickup could be impounded for the illegal activity… once excavators can dig it out of the frozen muck.