Tasmania Islands, Nunavut — Let’s all hold our cowboy hats to our hearts and pray, as members of the Transglobal Car Expedition team head back to a remote stretch of arctic islands to retrieve a Ford F-150 that sunk into the chilly depths.
The truck met its demise during an overland trip from Yellowknife, NWT to Resolute Bay, Nvt., when it crashed through the ice somewhere near the Tasmania Islands and along the Franklin Strait.
A 12-person rescue team began their mission yesterday, departing from 300 kilometres away in Gjoa Haven, and are expected to return, truck or no truck, in three days.
Representatives from the Transglobal Car Expedition said in a statement that the rescue team will attempt to attach airbags to the truck so that it may simply float back up to the surface and be brought ashore.
Local hunters and guides have also been called on to assist the team in navigating the harsh arctic waters.
The recovery effort is being funded by GoodGear, the parent organization behind the Transglobal Car Expedition.