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2 people rescued when car breaks through ice

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WAYZATA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been rescued after a car broke through the ice on Lake Minnetonka.

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Department received a call that a car with two occupants had broken through the ice and was underwater Saturday afternoon. An airboat and divers were sent to Gray's Bay.


KARE-TV ( ) reports CPR was performed at the scene and that at least one of the victims was taken to the hospital by medical helicopter.

It's not the first time this year a vehicle has broken through the ice on Lake Minnetonka. On Jan. 18, a vehicle with a Minnetrista couple and two children broke through the ice near Halsted Bay Bridge. An 8-month-old girl who was in the vehicle died a few days later.


Information from: KARE-TV,

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