ATV, fish house break through ice on Crow Wing County lake
The incident was yet another example of people falling through the ice in recent days.
PINE CENTER — Two people managed to get to shore Sunday, Dec. 27, after their all-terrain vehicle and fish house broke through thin ice on Platte Lake in southeastern Crow Wing County.
The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office received a call about 6:15 p.m. concerning the incident, according to a news release. While the people involved were able to get out of the water and get to shore, the ATV and fish house remain in the water.
In the release, Sheriff Scott Goddard reminded people ice thickness varies from lake to lake and can change overnight. He asked people to be vigilant in checking ice thickness as they venture out onto the lakes.
The incident was yet another example of people falling through the ice in recent days. The West Central Tribune reported at least three incidents over the weekend in that region of the state. People riding ATVs on lakes broke through thin ice Saturday, Dec. 26, in Stearns County and also in Kandiyohi County. A similar incident was reported Friday at Games Lake in Kandiyohi.
Monday, the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office reported an ATV went through the ice on Kabekona Lake, resulting in the death of 60-year-old Rose Peterson.