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.

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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.

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

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No injuries were reported.