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Two ATVs fall through ice in Becker County

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — The Becker County Sheriff's Office responded to two calls of ATVs going through the ice Saturday, Dec. 16.

The first incident happened around 3:45 p.m. on Little Cormorant Lake when a man fell through the ice in approximately 4 to 5 feet of water, Sheriff Todd Glander said in a news release. No medical attention was needed and the man made it off the ice safely, Glander said.

Around 5 p.m. on the north end of Big Floyd Lake, a man was pulling a fish house behind his ATV when both fell through the ice. The driver escaped through the passenger side window, Glander said, and he didn't need medical attention. The depth of water was unknown.

Glander used both cases as a reminder for people to use extreme caution when venturing onto the ice, as conditions vary daily due to weather conditions, water current or other activity.

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