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Lake Pepin Ice Rescue


After rescuing nine individuals from an ice sheet in the Mississippi River/Lake Pepin Sunday, the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office is reminding the public that the ice conditions are extremely dangerous.


The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 6:36 pm Sunday that there were 9 people stranded on a sheet of ice in the middle of Lake Pepin. They had entered on the ice from the Maiden Rock, WI landing and were ice fishing when the ice separated.


The Sheriff’s Office, DNR, and Lake City Fire and Ambulance responded and air boats were used to transport the 3 children and 6 adults to shore. There were no injuries reported.


The combination of a warm winter along with the recent precipitation have created dangerous conditions.


The Sheriff’s Office advises no motorized vehicles should be driven onto the ice and that extreme caution be used if venturing on the ice.


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