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Ten People, Three Vehicles Fall Through the Ice in Three Separate Incidents

Ten People, Three Vehicles Fall Through the Ice in Three Separate Incidents Photo: MGNonline.

January 20, 2019 07:47 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Authorities say ten people escaped safely from icy waters after their vehicles fell through the ice on Saturday near Mankato.

The Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office released information stating that they received three separate reports of vehicles breaking through the ice in an area of the narrows on Madison Lake.  The specific location is southwest of the Point Pleasant Resort and Campground.

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Authorities said the first vehicle was reported falling through the ice at around 11:51 a.m. on Saturday. All three occupants were able to escape with no apparent injuries.

The second incident was reported at 9:17 a.m. Saturday. A Dodge Dakota fell through the ice and became submerged in water. All four passengers were also able to escape safely with no apparent injuries.

Then, at around 10:13 p.m. they received the third report of a vehicle breaking through the ice. This time, it was a Chevrolet pickup that became fully submerged in icy waters. Three people were able to escape without injuries.

The Sheriff’s Office has been in contact with local business to help spread the word and additional signage has been placed at the landings to further warn those attempting to access the lake.

The public is reminded that ice should never be considered completely safe as conditions continuously change. Being familiar with the lake is important and local bait shops and businesses are often able to provide the most up-to-date information on current ice conditions and areas of danger.

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