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By Andi Bourne
Pathfinder 

Vehicle removed from Salmon Lake

 

February 20, 2020

Kristina Shields

Clearwater Towing's Ben Shields and Scott Bakker cut 10 X 10 blocks of ice near the shore of Salmon Lake to expose the car. Then they used planks as a ramp to winch the submerged vehicle up onto the ice.

SEELEY LAKE – After a vehicle went through the ice on Salmon Lake, Feb. 10 and emergency responders were released, Clearwater Towing of Seeley Lake worked late into the night to recover the vehicle. Clearwater Towing Manager Ben Shields said over the years, they have pulled a lot of things off and out of the lakes in the valley. However, they have never pulled a vehicle out that was that far from shore.

Before Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue was released from the scene, they spotted Shields as he stood on two inches of ice near the edge of the entry hole. Shields was wearing a personal flot...



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