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Man survives ATV's plunge into icy waters

UNDERWOOD, Minn. (AP) — Otter Tail County authorities say a Monticello man was able to save himself after his four-wheeler plunged into icy water at Norway Lake.

Forty-five-year-old Michael Traen tells authorities he was riding from his fish house back to shore Sunday about 7 a.m. He says it was still dark so he wasn't able to see a patch of open water ahead.

A Fergus Falls Journal report ( ) says Traen managed to pull himself from the water onto the ice. He was still several hundred yards from shore but he was able to make it back without injury.


Information from: The Daily Journal,

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