Monday, January 29, 2007

TV Truck Falls Through Ice

"A WDJT-TV (Channel 58) engineer told Muskego police that the loss of the live transmitting van that broke through an iced-over channel on Big Muskego Lake would be up to $250,000.

Crews chipped away ice Monday from the submerged news van, which broke into the channel while the station was preparing a segment on ice safety.

Chief Engineer Dan Dyer said Monday the station will not comment on the incident, but the station issued a statement on its Web site.

Dyer estimated the loss of the live transmitting van to be between $200,000 and $250,000, according to police."

The story at

Update: Tuesday, and they're still working on getting the van out.
More pics and story here.

Update II: "Recovery crews spent the last two days chipping away at ice and trying to get the 9,000-pound truck unstuck from mud.

On Tuesday afternoon, they used a winch to finally drag the truck back on shore. The truck is said to be worth a quarter of a million dollars and is considered a total loss."

Rival tv station, TMJ4 , has a report and footage of the truck being pulled from the ice at

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