Our recovery looked very similar just no gantry, no professional diver, no air supply other than his lungs. But the water was only 6' deep.Here's what you need: a gantry crane for the ice, a diver with 600'feet of line, backup diver, a large heated trailer with tons of salvage equipment and a screen with a guy monitoring the divers air supply, and an insurance company with an open cheque book. This is a friends sled last winter.image.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpg
Myself and rest of family use FXR FAST clothing. Never thought would ever need it. Drove over a spot the night before. Next morning current did a number on ice overnight, drove over same spot in the AM and I went through. FXR kept me afloat. And to top it off -16*c 8 mile walk was more bearable due to the fact the FAST clothing allowed most of the water to drain properly. In any other clothing I believe I would have caught hypothermia within a few minutes if the water didn't drain properly and turned to ice. Mind you there was still some ice in clothing, but not as much I suppose as normal clothing would have had me at a walking ice block, or would never been able to finish the 8 mile walk. After that the whole family now suited up in FXR gear with the FAST system. Not only that, but I find FXR to be the warmest clothing also for the snowmobile riding in the arctic(next only to Canada Goose, but for fun riding too bulky, only use for hunting).Like a safe Jak/tek vest with built in flotation qualities.