Nine people rescued from ice on Lake Pepin

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(ABC 6 News) – The Goodhue County Sheriff’s office is reminding the public of dangerous ice conditions after nine people were rescued from an ice sheet in the Mississippi River/Lake Pepin Sunday.

At 6:36 p.m. the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office received a call that there were 9 people stranded on a sheet of ice in the middle of Lake Pepin.

The individuals had entered on the ice from the Maiden Rock, WI landing and were ice fishing when the ice separated.

The Sheriff’s Office, DNR, and Lake City Fire and Ambulance responded. Air boats were used to transport the 3 children and 6 adults to shore.

No injuries were reported and on Monday, deputies are working on getting a snowmobile, ATVs, and fishing gear off the ice sheet.

The combination of a warm winter along with the recent precipitation have created dangerous conditions.
The current from the Mississippi River also complicates the ice conditions of Lake Pepin.

The Sheriff’s Office advises no motorized vehicles should be driven onto the ice and that extreme caution be used if venturing on the ice.