MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A McGregor man is dead after he broke through the ice on Big Sandy Lake while riding an ATV, according to the Aitkin County Sheriff’s office.
A witness reported seeing the ATV go through the ice just after noon.READ MORE: 2 Killed After Small Plane Crashes Next To Northwest Wisconsin Home
Authorities arrived to the scene to find ATV tracks leading to a hole in the ice.READ MORE: 3 Families Displaced By Northeast Minneapolis Triplex Fire
They found a Polaris Ranger in about eight feet of water with the driver still in the cab.
The 59-year-old victim, who has not been identified, was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center.MORE NEWS: New Hope's Haunted 'Pomish Manor' Scares Up Food Shelf Donations With Reverse Halloween
The sheriff’s office says the ice thickness near where the victim broke through was between a half inch and three inches.