Man dies after ATV breaks through ice during fishing trip in Becker County

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Editors note: Authorities have identified the victim as 67-year-old Jerry Keith Buhr. 

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A man died after falling through ice during a fishing trip in northern Minnesota on Saturday. 

According to the Becker County Sheriff's Office, around 2 a.m., they received a report of a man who had not returned home from fishing. The man had left his home on an ATV on Friday afternoon and headed to his fishing house on Big Toad Lake. 

Officials said when the man had not returned home for several hours and wasn't answering his phone, his wife asked his brother for help. The man's brother found a crack in the ice with open water. 

Authorities say just before 3:30 a.m., they found the man and his ATV, which was upside down, in about 4–5 feet of water. The man was taken to an ambulance, where he later died. 

Authorities are currently investigating the incident.