By Mike Perleberg
(Brookville, Ind.) – A fisherman successfully deposited his boat into the water at Brookville Lake on Friday, however, his pickup truck went in, too.
Indiana Conservation Officers say a man from Berne, Indiana and his fishing partner were unloading the boat from its trailer into the water at a boat ramp. The 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck began to slide into the water.
Conservation officers came to find most of the truck submerged, but the front engine still above water. The owner of the truck said that as he applied gas the tires kept slipping and the truck slowly slid down the ramp into the lake.
The truck was eventually hauled out of the drink. Nobody was hurt, conservation officers said.
The officers are using Friday’s episode at Brookville Lake to remind the public that the wet surfaces and possible build up of algae on concrete ramps can cause such incidents. They advise boaters to never back their vehicle down so far that the rear tires are submerged within the water. Also, four-wheel drive is always a plus for added traction.