Skater goes through ice on Medicine Lake

Skater falls through ice of Medicine Lake


A skater who fell through thin ice was pulled from Medicine Lake in Plymouth Sunday and rushed to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.

The man was found in the water about 3 p.m. after another skater spotted a hat floating in the water and called police at 1:50 p.m., the Hennepin County Sheriff's Water Patrol reported.

When pulled from the water, the man had no pulse and was not responsive to resuscitation attempts, but authorities offered no more information about his condition Sunday evening.

Water Patrol personnel found him about 600 yards from shore, said Sgt. Chris Mathisen of the Sheriff's Department.

The man was wearing ice skates and had a camera around his neck, Mathisen said.

The victim, who authorities believe was visiting from out of town, has not been identified pending notification of relatives.

The area where he was skating, near French Regional Park off Rockford Road, had been open water on Saturday and froze overnight, Mathisen said.

Comment: We saw the news trucks there this afternoon. This is the same area of the lake where 2 trucks went through in February 2007. Trucks through thin ice

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