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.READ MORE: Next Drive: Serious Crash Closes Highway 36 In Roseville
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.READ MORE: Good Question: How Do Trees Know When To Bloom?
It is believed everyone has been taken off of the broken chunk of ice, but authorities are still checking the area.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Companies Mining Gold From Nostalgia For Decades Gone By
No injuries were reported.