January 10, 2017 3:48 pm
Updated: January 10, 2017 10:10 pm

Truck on bottom of north Okanagan lake removed

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An unusual recovery mission took place at Swan Lake just north of Vernon Tuesday.

Workers used chainsaws to cut through the ice to remove a pickup truck from the water.

It was fully submerged after crashing through the ice Saturday.

The truck owner was ice-fishing, and not in the vehicle, when it happened.

A scuba diver attached a tow line to the vehicle so a rotator truck could pull it to shore.

There were concerns that the truck may have leaked fuel into the lake. However, the Ministry of Environment said there were no signs fluid had seeped out of the truck.

The vehicle owner is responsible for the cost of the expensive recovery either through insurance or out of pocket.

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