Tow truck has to be towed out of Cherry Creek Reservoir after mishap at boat ramp

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AURORA, Colo. — A tow truck driver ended up having to call for a tow after getting stuck in Cherry Creek Reservoir.

The tow truck was being used to launch a boat at the west boat ramp.

It lost traction because of algae on the boat ramp and slid backwards into the water, according to South Metro Fire Rescue. The truck was almost entirely submerged.

A dive team was sent into the water to hook cables from one tow truck to the other.

The truck was stuck in the ground material, however, so divers had to put an airbag under the truck to lift it up, officials said.

Crews got the truck out of the reservoir at about 4 p.m.

No one was hurt in the accident or the recovery operation, SMFR confirmed.