Dangerous Dive for Truck Sunk 87′ Underwater in River!


– Today’s mission, we
plan on going for a Mazda. It’s going to be our
deepest recovery to date. Sit back, this is going
to be a good episode. You are not going to want
to miss this one today. (upbeat music) – Today’s location, we are back here at the Milwaukee boat ramp where
Jason first introduced me to a lot of cars. At first we thought it was two
cars, well you saw four cars. Once we got in there, I think
we found like seven more cars. So at this point, I’ve lost track. – It’s an underwater junkyard. – That’s what we’ve
nicknamed, is ‘The Junkyard.’ Normally one tank will fill two bags. Once you start going deeper,
the atmospheric pressure under water. One tank will fill two bags at 30 feet, at 60 feet, one tank
will only fill one bag. So as a result, we actually
have four tanks today, four bags. A lot of times we’re
asked to show more of the technical side of what
it is that we’re doing, and not just like, all of the fun hoorahs then boom, we’ve got a car. So today, lets focus more
on the technical aspects of exactly what it is that
we’re getting ourselves into and how we’re going to go about it. With the junkyard, it’s 80 feet deep. So essentially it’s a bowl that, you know, starts to slant off about 20
feet, we hit a cliff wall, and then the cliff goes down
to roughly 80 feet deep. So the driver side is
facing the cliff wall. The first chain, I’m
going to hook up to the back of the car, so if it has a tow hitch, we’re going to hook to the tow hitch, if not we’ll just hoot to the axle. The second chain, I’m
going to take and attach around the back wheel by the axle. With that, that one’s going to be our lift point for two of the lift bags today. Nate’s going to come
down with one more chain, one tank and one bag on his first dive. He’s going to attach to
the front driver side, and we’re going to inflate
one bag before we pop back up. Because we’re diving 80 feet deep today, we’re actually going to
be swapping out or tanks. A little surface interval,
let nitrogen narcosis dissipate from our bloodstream. Is that the proper term? – [Brandon] Nitrogen narcosis. – Yeah, Brandon here is a commercial diver. We’ve never dove with Brandon before. I think, he kind of intimidates
me, like he’s been through all this schooling and he’s
super smart, smarter than me. So we’re happy to have
Brandon out here today. Once we switch out tanks, we’re
then going to drop down with three more bags, three more tanks, we’re going to stay attached
and do two bags total at front, two bags total at the rear,
we’re going to inflate that and bring the car up sideways. We need to get the car upstream,
so we’re going to be using some anchors, some pulley systems, and we’re going to work
the car upstream here. We have roughly two hours between now and the arrival of the tow truck to get the car floating and over here. Simple enough, right Jason? – [Jason] Yup. – (laughs) Okay. First step of this entire
process is we’ve got to get all of the gear about 300 yards that way. Check, check, check. All right, drop on in. 40 feet, 60 feet, 70 feet, Let’s go see if we can find this car. I can’t move the line. I’m caught in a current, it’s pulling me. What’s going on? Hey, what’s going on, you’re pulling me. Wow, it’s really pulling me. I don’t know what’s going on, at this point, I’d say we’re
going about two miles an hour and I’m being pulled downstream. My only chance at this point, of course, to accidentally
run into a vehicle, and it’s either the Mazda,
or I’ve heard there’s a 4×4 down here, but if we
accidentally run into a vehicle, that’s going to be really good news. Like I said, it’s like a
2-3 mile and hour current, so very weird. Okay, what did we run into? Okay that’s a tree log. Well the good news is
we ran into something. I’ve never seen a tree log down here, oh, oh, oh, look at that! Ha ha ha! We just ran into something! No idea what it is, but lets
get this chain around it quick! Come on, come on. Get that chain in there. Oh I can barely see. No idea what it is, other
than it’s a car of some sort. I’m holding on with all my force trying to get the chain around it. I can’t get the chain around it. It’s blowing me off. Come on, don’t pull me off. Stay on, stay on, okay. We’ve got a secure hold on it now. Let’s wait for Nate to arrive. Once Nate arrives, we can
get the other bag connected. Nate’s coming down, let me take a look and see what this puppy is. All right, it’s upside down. The front, driver’s window is open. Kind of feels like the
bed of a pickup truck. All right, it says, what does that say? Chevy? I can’t tell. All right, how are we doing on air? 18. Nate, where are you? Hey buddy, you make it down yet? All right, I’m back to the front wheel, there’s the bag, there’s the tank. Still waiting on Nate, no Nate. Nate should have been only a few
feet behind me, like 3 minutes
tops, and it’s been about 8 minutes? All right, well I’m going to
head up, so that way I have less nitrogen in my system. All right, there’s my
tanks, there’s my bottles, there’s my bags, there’s my balls. Our plan for today changed immensely. We got Nate that’s over there, I don’t even know how to start this one. I’m down there trying to find the wall, suddenly the bag’s top side caught the current in this
river, in fact you can see debris just floating by,
like that’s an entire tree log that’s over there. And so as I’m trying to make
my way South to the cliff wall, it just started dragging me. I’m going, like 2 knots,
there’s nothing to grab onto, rock bottom. I’m like, my only chance
is to run into this Mazda by accident, I never hit
the Mazda, but I did find a I think what is a truck, the
visibility is shot down there, but I think it’s a smaller
pickup of some sort. Nate tried dropping some bags down there, and he couldn’t make
it through the current. So I think we’re going to have to add some weight to the bags. In addition to that, there’s
just no way we’re getting the truck up river in the current there. So once we get it floating,
one of two things: I either have to ride it down stream, fingers crossed that a boat comes by that can actually tow me
down to the Willamette Park. Or we can get lucky and get
back into this little eddy here, and then we can get the
vehicle up here in the eddy. – Hey, what’s up, Nate? – Couldn’t get those bags down
the line into the current. – So one of two things,
one is I can just float it and ride it, and see where it goes, or, (laughs) what was that look for? – That doesn’t sound like a great idea. – We can go pick up some more rope… – We’ve got enough. – You think so?
– Yeah. – I’ve got a plan. – Oh you have more rope? – No, I’ve just got a plan. We put an anchor out here, – Yeah, – And then drag the
end of it back to that, – Okay, – I’m going to pull that
up river with the anchor so that we can slide
the bags down it easy, and then we’ll have our line
made off through the pulley to the shore. – So I think now would be an
amazing time to tell you guys about the “Join” button. We have membership here on YouTube. If you click on the little
“Join” button, you can help support our channel for doing
things like raising money to get ourselves a boat,
because if we had a boat Nate, we’d probably already be done. Like a boat boat. – I just didn’t bring it. – You don’t have a real boat boat, do you? – I do, yeah. – You’ve had a boat
this entire time and you (beep) We have different membership
levels, to where I also give you some benefits,
like seeing videos early, and depending on your membership level, we’ve got other special
things for you, like – I’ve got two boats. – Now you have two boats? – Yeah, I’ve got two boats. – (sigh) Help me raise some
additional funds so that way we can get ourselves a boat of
our own with some Side Scan, so that way I can bring it out with me and make projects like this go a lot easier. – I don’t believe that my little anchor or this little paracord
is going to hold us if we get that thing floating. How about we float it and
then ride it down the river to the next boat ramp? – [Jared] I’m all for it,
but I’ve ridden one before and it ended up being pushed
into some floating homes. – Yeah, we’ve got no way to control it. – Yeah, ’cause you didn’t bring
your boat boat that you now have made me aware of. – Well it’s just got some
problems, but you know. Registration issues. – We’ve never failed yet,
we just have to figure out how we’re going to make
this one work today. Game plan: Jason and I,
we’re going to drop down. We’re just going to get this
thing floating right away, do not let it go around that
point, like we cannot go around the point there. We have to get over to the
shore, once we get to the shore, Jason and, we can kind
of help pull and work it around the cove, and pull it
right up the shoreline here. It’s not that hard. It’s probably really hard (laughing). Tears in my eyes, it’s
going to be a fun one. (laughing) All right, Check check Okay so, I have 2 tanks. So this is the one I need. (mumbles) Can we drag it down? We’re going to see. All right. Don’t wrap up on that line (breathing in oxygen tank) Let’s take a look at my air. All right, we’re going to call this dive. This is going to be too
dangerous, it’s 85 feet down, about 1400, this is going
to be the first time that we have failed. The current is way too
strong in this area. We’ll come back another day,
we’ll get it eventually. But today is not that
day, and that’s okay! I’m okay with that. Come on, there we go. (chain bangs) There it goes, it’s all breaking loose. Bye bye, truck, we’ll come
back another day for ya. (slow music) I’m so exhausted. I’m not even going to put
my hat on this time, Nate. This is our first car in the past 30 cars, where we’ve actually failed failed. At the end of the day, I would not say that we failed at all. It was an adventure for sure. We learned new things, we
didn’t get our first car for the very first time ever. Next time we will! Put money on that one, right Nate? If you’ve not already done
so, make sure to subscribe, turn on the bell notification, and we’ll see you on the next one! Later, later. Buh-bye. (somber music)

74 thoughts on “Dangerous Dive for Truck Sunk 87′ Underwater in River!

  1. Valid attempt however so many obstacles. You will get it I have faith. Most people don't realize how fast current can be as well as how fast visibility can go to hell and everything must be done by feel. Great video.

    If the cars are downstream of the piling for the dock why can't you use a piling (down low) as your anchor point? Correct me if I'm wrong. Or have tow truck there to anchor to and pull back against current??

  2. I'm do not see this as a fail. I see it as delayed success and a learning experience!!! NEVER quit!! NEVER give up!!!

  3. This was decently not a fail…Jared found something a guy never wants to loose…..5:25 LOL 😜 😂🤣

  4. Definitely not a fail. Safety is a huge priority and I would rather everyone be safe than risk it in a fast moving current. You will get it, have faith!

  5. whoa im 7th comment woooo you never seem to never fail me, FILURE IS NOT AN OPTION BUT NOT TRYING IS DELAY SUCCEESS JUST WAITING TO BE ESTABLISH

  6. So y’all basically were drift diving until you hit a car?? Haha! Great video sir, regardless of getting the vehicle out of not!

  7. Oh man, Safety is always priority! You guys never cease to amaze me on all your dives!!

  8. Any updates on the 2240 john Deere you was going to see if it would run. Any updates on the s10 blazer from same video?

  9. I live in Oregon City but frequent the Milwaukie area a lot if you guys need any help contact me on Instagram @marauder_bob2003. My twin brother and I would love to help if needed!

  10. I want to see you get that old 91 93 dodge ram a couple vids back i own a first gen 88 dodge ram W150

  11. Do you ever get scared in a dive? What is your worst dive experience and how did you handle it?

  12. Never apologize for being safe my friends, love what you do. I will be sending you a package and letter on that aircraft this next week it will take some planning for sure. Semper Fi from an old Marine.

  13. RE : BRANDON IS SUPER SMART….
    The correct terminology is "Brandon is Wicked smart".

    !

  14. I knew that place looked familiar! Can’t believe you were in Milwaukie! I live in NE Portland. Love your vlogs.

  15. My question is how did they get so many cars out there ..lol but ya the current is a big factor …so be looking forward to the conclusion of this vid ..godbless

  16. Hey guys!
    Have you ever managed to restore any of these vehicles? Or has anyone attempted it?
    Just curious 🙂
    Thanks

  17. Would diving on a rumor of a sunken vessel from Alaska in the san Juan that happened long ago carrying ore be of interest to you I would guess it's in 100 feet of water it hit a rock off a island it's near the Canadian border

  18. Hey. Huge question I just signed up for a Scuba diving class. Do you have tips for someone like me. I've never done anything like this except for free diving and I'm just confused on the nitrogen narcosis or however its said/Spelled. I will be joining your membership this upcoming thursday brother. Thank you for the amazing content!

  19. At 748 in the video,you look like the tin man from the wizard of oz. Lol but great work guys keepem comin

  20. I will say that the music you went with on this one COMPLETELY set the tone for the video.  Please continue this level of music selection, really changed the feel of the beginning.   Great Job.

  21. Jared, Just an idea. When going in a fast current situation. Why not use something like a 250# pull magnet to stick to the side of a vehicle and clip yourself to it? You'll save energy and air. Just unclip and let it go up with you the vehicle and retrieve on land.

  22. You should try using different colors of light in those conditions, I'm thinking green would bring more out.

  23. Maybe it'll be easier in mid-summer when the current isn't running so fast.

  24. That's not a fail! That car is deep down. And that current is moving. fantastic effort! As great as you guys are, you'll get it. I love watching your videos, that's whether you got the car or not.

  25. When you find a bunch of cars can you not just tag the lot of them and leave floats in the water like showing where they are and it would show people that you’re not to anchor here as there are snags in the water

  26. Ah, my young padawan, you have so much to learn and so little time:) No big issues, Nitrogen Narcosis or Rapture of the Deep is when you body is oversaturated with Nitrogen and you have a tendency to feel like you have had too many drinks. You do staging stops on the way up to have the trapped Nitrogen exit your system in a safe manner. Oversaturation of Nitrogen and going up to the surface after a long dive or a deep dive where a staging stop is required can result in the bends. Literally, it is where your body bends over and you scream in pain. Not a fun situation. You may want to just place the rope onto the car and tie it off so you can stage tanks along the way in the event you run out of air or are low on air coming up. Really good idea in the limited visibility environment you are in. Hard to see your console so it becomes somewhat hard to guess or know if you are sucking too much air, or have been down way too long and are running short of air. For the most part, you are really careful, but in the future, you want to attach weights to the lift bags so you do not get dragged as much. You can always use lead weights and attach a rope or cord around them so once down on the site, and you are done with them, you can attach it to the lift point so the bags do the work and take them up with you along with the car. That way, you are not fighting everything. Still, was that a fun dive or what? Good ole Willamette river never fails. Did I tell you I did a search and rescue dive in that area and did a body…sorry, never mind. Whew, well that was about 20 years of diving experience right there. See, my military, professional, and commercial licenses are good for something. Safe diving as always.

  27. Safety first, dont know if it's possible, but it would be interesting to see if you could setup something like a challenge day, were you and a bunch of your fellow divers get together and hit one dive spot to pull up an out as many cars as possible in one day/weekend, while staying safe that is. I wonder what type of truck you found this time?

  28. Well, things happen. First fail has to happen too.Would a 500 HP 18' flat bottom be of any use to you?Need a little time (and $) to bring it back on line but it would definitely have what you need to drag any "debris" from the river bottom.

  29. Lol I'm from Milwaukee, WI and I heard Milwaukee boat ramp and tuned in..

  30. Nice Hobie it’s the same colour as mine, 👍 but yes a nice big boat would have been nice, I’ve got a tinnie for when you come out but dodgy Joe is lined up with his big boat “Bent” looking forward to it hopefully our viz will be a little better than this dive

  31. I really enjoy your videos. Especially since there is minimal swearing. Thank you!

  32. You all should added we get a meet and greet section as we join you all. I would love to be at one of these dives if you all ever come to Texas anywhere in texas is good for me/

  33. I have a question how do you think all these vehicles got to where they're at in these bodies of water

  34. QUESTION what about the boat u recovered ??? The fish an game boat

  35. Nitrogen narcosis only occurs at high depth, no chance it will occur at 85 feet. But you could wait some time in between 2 dives to let the nitrogen that is dissolved into your tissues to slowly come out of your system.
    As you are diving with a computer, the computer will take all this into account for you and let you know when you should go back to the surface, even in the case of successive dives. As far as I remember, it is 30 minutes at 90 feet.

  36. Great video! I don't know how you found anything in that murky, fast current. That looked scary. I'm glad You guys gave up. No sense in risking your lives over a hunk of junk.Very brave!

  37. Safety is paramount which you always do , outstanding indeed , as we say in the RCEME Corps … Arte' et Marte' ( By skill and by fighting )

  38. next time you dive in up stream and use the flow you may wont to put on a better helmet

  39. Woah! Glad you decided to call it. Better to attack it another day my friend 👍

  40. Is it the currents which deposit the vehicles a such a distance and depth from the boat launches?

  41. seems like you need a bobbed Kaiser 6×6 with one those massive winches to help drag them to shore

  42. 85' makes recovery 4 times as hard. You have to watch your nitrogen levels, and you also use air much quicker. You really need a hooka system to at least fill the bags. And more rope so you can manage the vehicle once you get it off the bottom.

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