DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. (KMSP) - Two men escaped a scary situation Friday after their ATV crashed through the ice on Lake Oscar in Douglas County, Minnesota.
According to the sheriff's office, authorities received a report of a Yamaha Grizzly 700 4-wheel ATV that went through the ice on the lake. Authorities say Steven and Ethan Miller drove the ATV out to fish, and as they returned, the ATV fell through the ice and sank to the bottom.
The two men were able to pull themselves from the water onto the ice. Then, they walked over to a friend's nearby fish house where they waited for officers.
Due to foggy conditions they were unable to tell responders exactly where they were. When authorities arrived, however, the men spotted the lights and walked toward them. They were checked and warmed up by ambulance personnel and released with no injuries.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office wants to remind people that ice conditions are unsafe for ATV's and vehicles. Ice conditions need to be a constant minimum of 5-7 inches for ATV's and 8-12 inches for small vehicles.