Excavator trying to retrieve bulldozer gets stuck in Lake Michigan

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   April 25, 2017 at 3:52 PM

April 25 (UPI) -- A Michigan beach was closed when an excavator trying to retrieve a bulldozer that fell into Lake Michigan ended up in the same predicament.

Grand Haven Public Safety officials said the bulldozer was attempting to remove a fallen tree from the beach at Grand Haven State Park when it became stuck in the water about 1 p.m. Monday.

An excavator brought in to retrieve the bulldozer also ended up stuck in the water, officials said.

The bulldozer was finally removed from the water about 4 p.m., and the excavator was freed about 6:15 p.m.

Police said a small oil leak from the bulldozer was being contained.

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