2 hospitalized after car falls through ice on Lake Minnetonka

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A middle-aged man and an elderly woman were hospitalized last Saturday, Feb. 2, after their car fell through the ice on Lake Minnetonka, reported multiple news sources.

It is the 14th accident this year on Lake Minnetonka, reported Hennepin County Police, who have been working hard to spread the message that lake Minnetonka is unsafe for travel, according to the Star Tribune.

"This has been a common theme this winter," said Maj. Darrell Huggett of the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. "The ice is not safe this year" because of the frequent fluctuations between cold and mild weather, he told reporters of the Star Tribune.

Police received a call at 2:24 p.m., Saturday, from a man who said his car had fallen through the ice, reported the Star Tribune.

A driver noticed the accident and rescued the man from his car and brought him to a parking lot to be helicoptered to Hennipen County Medical Center, reported the Star Tribune. The woman was rescued by police shortly after, and taken to HCMC by ambulance, reported Star Tribune.

The vehicle fell into a 10-foot-deep channel under the Hwy. 101 bridge, reported the Pioneer Press. Last year, February 2012, all lakes in Hennepin County were closed, reported the Pioneer Press.

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