Fishing trips ends in icy dip


Fishing trips ends in icy dip

Down deep: the four-wheel-drive submerged at the end of the ramp.

AN early morning fishing trip came to an icy end for a Traralgon man last Thursday morning.

The drama started around 7am when the man launched his boat from the middle boat ramp at Port Welshpool.

He jumped back in his Nissan four-wheel-drive to drive away when the car stalled and slipped  into the water, off the edge of the ramp.

The car was quickly fully submerged in the icy water with the driver inside.

Panicking, he escaped through the driver’s side window, wet, freezing and in a state of shock.

Locals saw what was happening and quickly raced to the man’s aid.

A tow truck was called to retrieve the car.

Local fisherman Luke Anedda launched his fishing boat to take tow truck driver Peter Mayo to the sunken vehicle.

Mr Mayo dived into the icy waters to tie a tow rope to the vehicle.

The car was retrieved and the fisherman was uninjured.

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