MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A woman is dead and four others were hospitalized due to carbon monoxide poisoning at a fish house Sunday afternoon in far southern Minnesota.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office responded at about 1:55 p.m. to a report of an unresponsive female at an ice fishing house on Lake Wilmert, near the Minnesota-Iowa border. When authorities arrived, a 21-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say a 20-year-old man was transported to Mayo Hospital in Fairmont and then flown to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. Three others were transported to hospitals to be treated for carbon monoxide poisoning.

The woman has not been identified. The cause of death is under investigation by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office, with assistance from the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

Comments (5)
  1. Rick Wagner says:

    I have had a close call with CO a time or two. Now I always bring my own battery powered CO detector whenever I’m in someone else’s shack. And I test the detector in my shack each time I use it. Please people – Spend the $18 and protect yourself from this deadly gas. Sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of the woman lost. I know the pain and the path you are now on.