Man Watches As His Truck Slowly Sinks Through The Ice Into A Wisconsin Lake

March 1, 2019


Note: Some hearty Wisconsin language.

This is some footage from Lake Winnebago in Hilbert, Wisconsin, of a truck parked out on the frozen lake in an area that decided it wasn't really that frozen, and decides to slowly swallow the vehicle whole. I really appreciated the surprising change from portrait to landscape mode in the video at 0:28 -- I wasn't expecting that. Granted he switches back to portrait mode by 0:55, but I feel like it was a step in the right direction. Still, I can't help but feel that the proper thing for this truck's owner to do would have been to get back in the driver's seat and go down with his ship, but clearly some people don't believe in maritime traditional. I hope he's cool with his wife making sure he never hears the end of this.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Jarrod T, who agrees if you catch this truck while fishing in the spring you should get to keep it.

  • WittyWeasel

    Guess which end of the truck decided to go first . . . the front, right under the big, hot engine. Why am I not surprised ?

  • Quick question: Isn't there a road around the lake?

  • aleighmke

    I mean, there is, but Lake Winnebago is almost 30 miles long and 10 miles wide. Depending on where you're ice fishing or where you're going, it's totally normal to drive onto the ice. I just drove on Lake Winnebago a few weeks ago - thing is, you need to know the ice thickness, and make sure you keep your windows open and seat belts off in case something like this happens. That said, you can look up the ice thickness online at different parts of the lake, and a truck like that should really be on ice at least 12"-15" thick.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Oh man.. This brings me back. It's just like watching my marriage.

  • Matt Smith

    Wow, yeah so I had to turn the volume down at the end lest someone think I was watching porn.

  • Yea... thanks for the heads up on that one GW!

  • davegrille

    Ice is unpredictable .

  • Deksam

    Here's the Russian low tech way to fish it out...

  • Konstantin

    Choice of music is absolutely perfect.

  • Gordon Freeman

    ARRRR, and down to the briny deep she go.

  • Mysterio Don Lefluerflin

    Is that the guy who does the intro to Sponge bob?

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