2 die after breaking through ice in Chippewa Falls

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- Two men have died after falling through the ice on a lake in Chippewa County. Sheriff's officials say a resident who lives near Glen Loch Lake in Chippewa Falls called the sheriff's department to report that two people had fallen through the ice Sunday afternoon.

First responders pulled two men from the water. One was trapped under the ice and the other was partially submerged. Both were transported to the hospital where they were pronounced dead. Sheriff James Kowalczyk says the ice was very thin were the men broke through. At least one of the two was ice fishing.

The victims are a 33-year-old Bloomer man and a 76-year-old man from Chippewa Falls.

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