Last year in May I went for a drive on a trail by my house. My wife and I came across this Jeep in a mudhole.
My first thought was that it was stolen because the windows were down and anyone who cared about the Jeep would put the windows up in case it rained or something. Erin thought I was crazy. I took the plate number and called the city police and sure enough it was stolen.
So I didn't have a camera when I first came across the Jeep. After I called it in, I met a cop at the beginning of the trail where the pavement ends, and brought him in here. As I was getting close to the Jeep on the right side, my front tire sank into the same hole and we were stiuck. I winched us out within minutes, but my Jeep was full of water on the drivers side. Thank goodness for floor plugs. Mr. Policeman stayed dry in the passenger seat. I brought him back out to his cruiser to wait for the tow truck while I went home and got my camera.
So it took a while for the tow truck to arrive, because they obviously needed a 4x4 to get back there, and the nearest one was on a call in a town about 30 kms away.
The guys didn't want to get wet, and since I was already wet from getting stuck before, I put the strap through the rear wheel and hooked the winch line on. (there was nothing else to hook onto)
Minor water damage...
I felt bad for the contractor that lost his tools
We needed to turn the Jeep around to get it on the wheel lift.
We didn't make it very far when the truck driver went through a deep mud hole and his wheel lift got stuck deep in the mud on the way up the other side.
The truck driver didn't want to let go of the Jeep and try and get his truck out by itself, so he frigged around for half an hour until he finally gave in. He still couldn't move so I offered to winch him out.
We used his snatch block and the winching began
And he's out!
I stayed attached to the truck while he winched the Jeep out and hooked onto him again. Off we went again.
When we were almost back out to the end of the trail, the driver tried to go around another deep hole and was bouncing around alot and the Jeep fell off the back and into the hole. By that time, we were close enough that the ramp truck could back in and winch it onto the ramp. Start time: 9:30PM, End time: 12:30AM