Ice rescues alarm first responders

Several ice rescues throughout Minnesota this winter have tasked responders with saving people on thin ice – despite officials giving numerous warnings about dangerous conditions.

Water access restrictions to Upper Red Lake

The Beltrami County Sheriff has added water access restrictions to Upper Red Lake after five ice rescues have occurred on the lake over the span of two weeks. All vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and all motorized vehicles are banned from the ice until at least next weekend.

Fisherman recounts northern MN ice rescue

A weekend of ice fishing took a turn for the worst at a popular spot in Beltrami County on Sunday, leading to the rescue of 35 people. One fisherman recalls the experience to FOX 9’s Babs Santos.