Fisherman falls through ice on southern Minn. lake

Published 8:09 am Friday, December 3, 2010

KASOTA, Minn. — A fisherman has been flown to a hospital after falling through the ice of a south-central Minnesota lake.

The Free Press of Mankato reports the man fell through the ice on Lake Washington Thursday. A neighbor heard a call for help and called 911.

Emergency crews arrived but couldn’t see the man. But an all-terrain vehicle was parked near a hole in the ice several dozen yards from shore.

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A member of the Madison Lake Dive Team jumped in the water and pulled the man to the ice. His condition has not been released.

Le Sueur County Sheriff Tom Doherty estimates the ice was about 4 inches thick where the man fell through into about 12 feet of water.