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Stranded Anglers Rescued On Lake Mille Lacs

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(credit: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

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LAKE MILLE LACS (WCCO) — A number of anglers needed to be rescued on Lake Mille Lacs after a large chunk of ice broke off, leaving them stranded and surrounded by water.

According to Aitkin County Sheriff’s Dispatch, a large chunk of ice broke off near the north end of the lake Wednesday night.

Rescue personnel from Mille Lacs, Crow Wing and Aitkin Counties used boats and hovercraft, with the assistance of a State Patrol helicopter, to bring people back to the mainland.

It is believed everyone has been taken off of the broken chunk of ice, but authorities are still checking the area.

No injuries were reported.

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