Two die after car goes through ice on Lake Minnetonka

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A man and an elderly woman from Maple Grove die Sunday after being rescued from a submerged car on Lake Minnetonka.

Police received a call from the man saying that his vehicle had broken through ice and was sinking, said the Pioneer Press.

First responders arrived within five minutes of the call and were found under the Hwy. 101 bridge. Both of them had spent less than an hour in the water before being rescued by the Hennepin County Sheriff's dive team, said the Pioneer Press. Both bodies were unconscious when pulled out of the water.

After being rescued the man was sent to Hennepin County Medical Center by helicopter and the elderly woman was sent to HCMC by ambulance, said the Star Tribune.

"This is the 14th car that has gone through the ice and the second and third deaths on Lake Minnetonka this year," said the Pioneer Press.

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