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Man drives truck into open water on Lake Isabel in Hastings at about 4 a.m.

Photo courtesy of Victoria Majeski-Litschke

A truck partially sunk on Lake Isabel in Hastings early Monday morning.

Apparently a man had been out for a leisurely drive on the lake when he drove into open water on the lake's east side.

The initial call came in at about 7 a.m. when the vehicle was partially submerged.

The vehicle's owner was eventually contacted. He said he was driving on the lake three to four hours previous to the call and that he'd get the vehicle out later.

As of Tuesday morning, the truck was still partially submerged in the shallow lake.

Here is the approximate location of the vehicle:

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Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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