The Ottumwa Courier

March 10, 2014

Pickup plunges through ice on northwest Iowa lake


Ottumwa Courier

---- — SALIX, Iowa (AP) — A submerged pickup has been found at Snyder Bend Park near Salix in northwest Iowa.

The Sioux City Journal says (http://bit.ly/1fjhhIM ) a park ranger spotted the truck around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Sgt. Don Armstrong of the Woodbury County Sheriff's Office says the pickup belonged to Ronald Mathison, of Sioux City. Mathison told officers that he'd been ice fishing Saturday night when the ice started to break up beneath him and the truck. He was able to get away before the truck plunged into the water.

Recovery of the truck could come as early as Monday.

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Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com