DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (WCCO) — A man who was in a rented pickup truck fell through the ice of Big Cormorant Lake near Detroit Lakes after the truck became partially submerged.

According to the Becker County Sheriff’s Office, Mark Alan Brossart, of Moorhead, contacted authorities after the front end of the truck fell through the ice Monday evening.

The dispatcher told Brossart and his passenger to walk away from the vehicle back to the access road near Highway 5.

While emergency crews were on the scene documenting the accident, the passenger — Jason James Cihak — went back out toward the truck.

The sheriff’s office said Cihak broke through the ice and was submerged up to his chest in an area about 8 to 12 feet deep.

An ambulance crew treated Cihak at the scene.

The sheriff’s office said the incident is a reminder that driving motor vehicles onto area lakes is still not advised.

Comments (4)
  1. Swamp Rat says:

    “Stupid is as Stupid does!” — Forrest Gump

    How dumb not to check the ice thickness first on foot! Since the truck was a rental I hope the yahoos had extra insurance coverage to cover truck damage. Funny thing is the extra insurance usually doesn’t cover vehicles driven on lake ice. It would have been cheaper to go to a supermarket fish/seafood section to get the walleye. At least the occupants are alive to tell the tale of their sinking. Don’t tink the water was that warm! [chuckle] LOL!

  2. jackactionhero says:

    Well, to be fair, he was obviously a giant…

    He fell through the ice in 8-12 feet of water and was only submerged up to his chest.

    Sources report the Timberwolves are seeking to sign him to a one year contract…

  3. Kcirtap says:

    It’s only news if they get wet. Nailed it.

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