Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office Release: Two Rescued In Crosslake

Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office Release: Two Rescued In Crosslake

January 17, 2021 News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By: Ben Aberg (1/17/21)

Crosslake, MN — On Saturday, January 16, 2021, at approximately 12:44 pm, the Crow Wing County Dispatch  Center received a report that a utility terrain vehicle (UTV) had broken through the ice on the  Daggett Channel in Crosslake. It was reported one of the two occupants from the UTV was still  in the water and was hanging onto the side of the ice; the second occupant was out of the  water.  

The Crosslake Fire Department responded and was able to get both occupants from the UTV  out of the water and off the ice. The Crosslake Fire Department advised the firefighter, who  was wearing the water rescue suit, also broke through the ice while pulling one of the  occupants off the ice. Both occupants, a 69 year old male and a 64 year old female, were  assisted to shore by the Crosslake Fire Department.  

The Crosslake Police Department, the Breezy Point Police Department and the Pequot Lakes  Police Department responded to assist with the call.  

During the investigation, the driver of the UTV advised he and his passenger where driving to a  fishing location when the UTV broke through the ice. The driver also stated he had driven the  UTV near the same location the previous weekend and thought the ice would still be safe.  

With the recent warm temperatures, along with the recent wet snow and rain, the ice  conditions appear to have deteriorated in various locations on area lakes. Sheriff Goddard  would again like to remind the public to use extreme caution when taking part in recreational  activities on area lakes.