WINONA LAKE — A Pierceton man was uninjured after his vehicle slid off a roadway and into a pond.
At 11:17 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office 911 Communications Center received a call from Garrett Palm, 26, Pierceton, who reported that his 2008 Chevrolet Silverado had gone into the water on Wooster Road. Emergency crews were dispatched to a private pond in the 3800 block of East Wooster Road. A Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office deputy and Winona Lake Police Department officers were on scene within five minutes of the dispatch. Wooster Road was noted to be ice-covered as the crews were arriving.
Officers made contact with Palm, who was still inside of his vehicle, which was in approximately three feet of water. Firefighters with the Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory donned drysuits and entered the water to assist Palm, who was uninjured, from the truck. A Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team member assisted the wrecker crew with the removal of the pickup.
Lutheran EMS also assisted at the scene. Damages are estimated at up to $5,000.