Custom Wrangler, Special Edition Ford Truck Sunk Trying To Save Exotic Boat

 Monday, June 22, 2020


What should have been an enjoyable day out on the water turned into an expensive serious of events for a boat owner in Indiana.

While the details precipitating the incident are unclear, what is clear is that on June 20th, a Pavati wakeboard boat started to sink in north Indiana’s Cedar Lake (about an hour southeast of Chicago), at which point the owner used a custom Jeep Wrangler and a Ford F-150 Raptor to attempt to pull the boat to safety.

Sadly, this ill-advised rescue did not go as planned as the boat and both off-road vehicles were left partially submerged in the lake water, but fortunately, it doesn’t appear that any people were injured.

It’s not clear what caused the boat to start sinking, but the most obvious answer is that the drain plug was probably left out while the boat was being launched.