The unseasonably warm temperatures we’re experiencing are contributing to some very thin ice on Lake Michigan.
Dan Hill of Algoma learned that the hard way while trying to tow his ice shanty off the lake in Sturgeon Bay on Saturday.
“I was driving on the ice, and as soon as went through, the water came right to the mirrors,” he says. “It dropped fast. Luckily, I was taught not to wear my seat belt and keep the driver’s side window open, in case of this. I had the window open, so I bailed right away, and pulled myself out the car to safety. Then I watched the car sink fast. It could have been really bad.”
Hill is lucky to be alive. His Cadillac Escalade truck is a total loss. It was only a year old. It cost him close to $8,000 to get it out from underwater.