Nothing seems to get even the most experienced driver unstuck quite like navigating the always tricky, often slippery boat ramp.
And once again the dangers of trying to plonk a boat in a river off the back of a ute were abundantly clear in a TV report on US network WCIS ABC NewsChannel 20.
Young cub reporter Jakob Emerson was reporting from a dam in Springfield, Illinois, on the environmental impact of a proposed development in the area.
However, totally unrelated to Emerson’s report, a fisherman to the rear was attempting a manoeuvre on a boat ramp in what has been reported to be a brand new $A70,000 GMC Sierra HD Denal.
Things soon took a very expensive turn when the ute slid down the boat ramp and became fully submerged in under 25 seconds.
Thankfully, no one was injured in the mishap and reports say the vehicle was later successfully towed out of its watery embarrassment. The forthcoming insurance bill is unknown. Check out the disaster below.
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