NISSWA — Two people are uninjured after their vehicle went through the ice Monday, Feb. 17, on Round Lake in Nisswa.
Crow Wing County Sgt. Andy Bradley said the occupants of a Dodge Durango got turned around on the lake and did not realize they were so close to the channel connecting Round and Gull lakes.
Fortunately, only 2 feet of water met with the front end of the vehicle, allowing the two adult occupants to make their way to safety and call for help.
“It's shallow there, but (the water) also runs to that channel and goes over to Gull, so the ice is usually pretty thin in that area,” Bradley said, noting the incident happened about 150 feet from the shore. “He got turned around, didn't realize how close he was to it, and he basically dropped the front end of the vehicle.”
Turner Towing got the call about 7:30 a.m. and successfully extracted the vehicle from the ice.