Strange Seeing You Here – Update
Prince George, B.C. – Prince George Fire Rescue officials weren’t quite sure what they had on their hands. All that was known was that a pick-up truck was spotted on the ice in the middle of the Fraser River pretty well adjacent to Hospice House on Ferry Avenue.
Fire Rescue crews were sent to that location around 9 this morning after someone reported the vehicle sitting on the ice. Responding firefighters had a good, up-close look at the truck and determined that it apparently had a broken drive shaft.
There was nobody in the truck when they arrived. It had been abandoned and at last word officials were trying to figure out whether it had been stolen, taken for a joy ride on the ice, was perhaps on an ice fishing excursion, whether the driver had taken a wrong turn, or just what they had on their hands.
Now they have to figure out how to retrieve the vehicle from the partially-frozen Fraser.
Update: Fire Rescue officials contacted a local towing company to see if they had a truck with sufficient cable to extend out to the truck on the river. The response was affirmative and a tow truck was dispatched to the scene.
The decision was made to run both towing cable and very long ropes carried on Fire Rescue trucks out to the truck on the ice to pull it back to shore and up to the top of the embankment.