1. By Kris
    April 18, 2009 at 10:07 pm | permalink

    Just how does a truck “fall into” the Huron, and then float away in a section with almost no current?

    I’d lover to hear more about this one.

  2. By Mark S.
    April 19, 2009 at 9:08 am | permalink

    I saw the aftermath of this on my bike ride yesterday, about 3:15. On my way out the tow truck had the truck pulled about half way out of the river. I saw two divers who looked like they had just gotten out of the water — presumably helping hook up the winch cables.

    On my return traffic was stopped in both directions as the truck was being pulled onto the flatbed of the tow truck.

    This was on that big curve west of Maple. There are a few pull outs where you sometimes see cars pulled off to park. I imagine they were using one of these and somehow ended up in the river.

    And concerning the current — there is a lot of water moving down the river right now. I am sure the current is quite strong.

  3. By Bob Martel
    April 19, 2009 at 5:21 pm | permalink

    In fact the Huron is running at 1,300 cubic feet per second which is quite high but typical for a rainy springtime. Check out this web site if interested: water data from U.S.G.S

  4. By George Hammond
    April 20, 2009 at 1:21 pm | permalink

    The Ann Arbor News has the story, and a photo of the truck being pulled out.
    link to Ann Arbor News story on MLive

    The report says the truck didn’t fall in, it rolled in while the owner was trying to launch his kayak at a “boat launch” in Scio Township.