Car Breaks Through Ice On Forest Lake

By Reg Chapman, WCCO-TV

FOREST LAKE, Minn. (WCCO) — A car broke through the ice on Forest Lake in Forest Lake, Minn. Sunday afternoon.

Two people were in the car when it broke into the ice. An airboat and a dive team were initially called out, but were called off after an hour when the car’s occupants were found safe off the ice. Neither person was injured.

A tow truck worked into Sunday evening to get the Honda Civic removed from the ice.

Authorities believe the car broke through the ice because of last week’s warm weather creating thin spots on the ice.

“With all that melting that we had, we have a whole bunch of thinner ice sitting on top of other ice,” said Sgt. Mark Richert with the Forest Lake Police Department. “So right now, driving on the lake is not the safest of all things. You should always be cautious out there, but we don’t have any large, open water areas.”

As a reminder, ice houses are required to be off lakes in southern Minnesota by the end of the month.

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