Two people who broke through the ice on Lake Minnetonka with their car Saturday have died, news outlets say.
Divers pulled the two adults, a man in his 30's and an elderly woman, from the water after the man phoned 911 for help from the sinking vehicle, according to an Associated Press article posted on the Duluth News Tribune website.
They had been brought to Hennepin County Medical Center in critical condition after being rescued, the Star Tribune reported. Dive teams found them submerged in their car under 10 feet of water beneath the Hwy. 101 Bridge.
The man, who divers had rescued first, was flown to HCMC by helicopter. The woman was rescued a short time later and was taken from the scheme by an ambulance, according to the Star Tribune. They were relatives from Maple Grove.
After the incident, the sheriff's office issued a statement on the dangers of walking or driving on Lake Minnetonka. Fourteen vehicles have broken through the ice so far this winter, the Duluth New Tribune reported.