Motorists rescued from vehicle in thin ice incident on Leech Lake
Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reported that on January 16, 2015 at approximately 7:49 am the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle partially through the slush and ice in the area of an ice heave near Sand Point on Leech Lake.
Officers and Walker Fire Department responded and located a full size pickup stuck in the slush and ice with two parties in the bed of the pickup, uninjured, but unable to safely get away from the pickup due to thin ice.
The Walker Fire Department, using their hovercraft, successfully rescued the parties. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office urges strong caution to be used on all area lakes, even through cold temperatures have helped, ice conditions there are still many vulnerable areas around ice heaves, rivers and springs. All ice should never be considered 100 percent safe.
28th Annual Outing Ice Fishing Contest
A total of 128 people took part in the 28th annual Outing Ice Fishing Contest on January 17th on Lawrence Lake sponsored by the Outing Area Chamber of Commerce and the Crooked Lake Volunteer Fire Department.
Phil Cohoes (pictured above at far left) took first place and a cash prize of $250 with a nice 5 pound northern. Cohoes' catch is the biggest fish caught in several years in the contest. In second place was Kristine Roos with a 1.745 pound northern, she took home a cash prize of $200.
Third place and $150 went to Tom Pringle. Colette McConville took fourth and $125. Dennis Honsa took fifth place and $100 and Bruce Laterell took sixth place and won $50.
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