Truck falls into Grand Lake – steel cable to pull it out stolen
Police say the steel cable used to pull a truck out of Grand Lake Thursday, was stolen.
Authorities believe the driver of the truck was “looking for a little adventure” when he drove onto the lake and fell through the ice. The incident occurred at the public boat launch off Highway 638 in Krakow Township.
Police said the driver initially drove through open water to get up onto the ice and subsequently broke though in about 5-feet of water, approximately 100 yards from shore.
It took two days to pull the truck out of the lake because it kept breaking through the ice as crews tried to pull it out. A steel cable that was used to pull the truck was left attached to the vehicle and stolen during the overnight hours.
Michigan State Police and officers from the Department of Natural Resources and Environment continue to investigate the incident.