Authorities respond to Lake Minnetonka water rescue, urge people to stay off thin ice
After a Lake Minnetonka water rescue Thursday, authorities are urging people to stay off Twin Cities lakes and rivers this week due to thin ice.
An iceboat broke through the lake’s West Arm Bay just after noon Thursday, sending the boater into the frigid water, authorities said. The man was able to pull himself onto ice nearby, and a friend in a separate iceboat rescued him before the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and Orono Police responded to the incident.
The Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the incident but issued extra precautions Thursday, urging people to stay off ice.