Ice fisher waits until last possible day, sinks F-150 in Lake Simcoe

first_imgMultiple incidents have been reported of people and vehicles falling through the ice in Lake Simcoe, prompting officials to issue a warning.As we move into warm spring temperatures, the ice on lakes becomes thinner and thinner, making it exceedingly dangerous to walk on, and even more dangerous to drive on. One F-150 owner who waited “until the last minute” ignored that danger while trying to retrieve their fishing hut, and ended up losing their truck to the sub-zero depths.RELATEDvolvo-winter-driving-snow-pritchard-3.jpg?w=400&h=260′);”>Put it on Ice: What worries Canadians about winter driving? The vehicle will be left under the water until the end of winter when it can be safely pulled back out, at which time it will be thoroughly ruined. Insurance may not cover this kind of incident, and if it doesn’t, unfortunately it will be a total loss for the owner.While frolicking on the ice is a national pastime, the time has come for it to be in the past, at least until next season. March 15 is the suggested deadline for using the ice on Lake Simcoe, but officials remind everybody that no ice surface over water is 100-per-cent safe. advertisement RELATED TAGSF-150FordPickup TruckFlexNon-LuxuryInsuranceNew VehiclesOntarioToronto & GTAF-150FlexFordiceMuskokaNon-LuxuryOntarioSimcoeYork Region See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca ‹ Previous Next ›center_img Trending Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending in Canada These 3 winter driving tips could help save your lifeAs a result of the incidents, York regional police have instructed those who insist on traveling across the ice to wear a floater suit, carry a charged cellphone, travel in a group, and inform others of their travels. First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTSlast_img read more