Chevy Silverado Pulled From Frozen River In Alberta13
A recovery team was recently dispatched to northern Alberta to free a Chevy Silverado 1500 that had become trapped in a thick layer of ice.
Saskatchewan-based recovery company Big Ice Services received a call to free the stuck Chevy after it fell through the ice while driving on a frozen river near Fort Chipewyan, Alberta. The company shared photos of the recovery effort on its Facebook page this week, which showed workers using power tools to cut through the ice before they pulled it from the fast-moving river using a specialized lift.
“Big Ice Services recovery team was sent up north of Fort McMurray to Fort Chipewyan to recover this partially sunk truck in the fast moving river,” the company said in the social media post. “It was a challenging set up with dangerous fast moving water. But with careful planning and execution it was lifted out without incident.”
Photos of the truck after the recovery effort show heavy damage to the trucks’ exterior. The heavy slab of ice essentially crushed the poor Chevy, causing its suspension to sag, deforming the body and likely bending the frame as well. We wouldn’t be surprised if the truck’s engine still runs, but with this much body, frame and suspension damage, we’re willing to bet this truck was still a total loss. It’s not clear how it fell through in the first place, as the ice looks to be extremely thick, and it’s not clear how long it was sitting in the ice before Big Ice Services was able to reach it.
This looks like one expensive mistake for the truck owner. Not only did they lose their relatively new Chevy Silverado, we can’t imagine that calling Big Ice Services up to Fort Chipeweyan to rescue it from the ice was cheap.
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No sissy EV truck could survive this.
This didn’t “survive” it either. That’s a total loss.
These trucks are P.O.S.’s anyhow. I have one 2019 13,000 miles. Seven or 8 recalls for everything from brakes, seat belts not bolted to frame, to battery cables shorting, to the brakes again to redo the first brake recall, to carpet fire. Right now truck is in the shop because oil leaked out of it in the driveway from possible Oil cooler line crimp end failure in cold weather. All known issues with these trucks.
Owner should have left this truck frozen in the creek. At least he would’ve had an anchor to tie his boat to come Spring.
No excuses for most of those factory issues in my opinion!!!
This comment is a POS . I have a 2020 Silverado and have had no problem with the truck at all. Every car company has recalls ,especially if they produce millions of vehicles . Yes even foreign automakers. Research.
Well, since you’re going all anecdotal, I used to own a 2017 that didn’t run right. The engine would sometimes miss just idling, with not even 30k miles on it. Naturally the dealer said there was nothing wrong with it.
If there isn’t a code in the computer, nothing is wrong, even if it’s obviously missing and losing power.
On the plus side it was still worth quite a bit for a trade in on my wife’s Wrangler.
Easy come easy go for Canadian Natives.
They’ll just order up a new one with tax payer money.
It answers all your questions why a new truck is left on a river.
That’s going to leave a mark.
That’s thick crusty snow on thin, variable ice. Eight inches of ice is dicey for a truck even on a spring-fed pond. Crusty snow is not exactly load bearing.
Probably had to retrieve it to collect insurance!
Splat(pig) than go buy a Fix Or Repair Daily/ or Found On Road Died other wise known as a Ford if your not happy w
Your Chev. Or buy 2020 GMC sierra 6.2 lit.
And besides your comments about your truck has nothing to do with the story at hand or being told. Unless you want some cheese with your _________. Enjoy it
This should end up on someone’s YouTube channel!
Like a “Rock”, er “Slab”!!