By WCCO-TV Staff

BEMIDJI, Minn. (WCCO) — A man is dead after a vehicle broke through Lake Bemidji on Christmas Eve.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. near Diamond Point Park, according to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office.

A woman was able to escape the water on her own. A man was pulled from the water by authorities and taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The sheriff’s office said there are about 4 of 5 inches of ice at the spot the vehicle went through and called it “unstable.”