An 81 year-old-fisherman is dead, after he plummeted into 12 foot deep section of Lake Washington, Friday.
According to KSTP-TV, Edwin Senska of Le Sueur County had brought his four-wheeler out on the lake in an attempt to go fishing, but thin ice caused him to fall right through.
The Le Sueur Country Sheriff department told KSTP-TV, Rescuers tried to revive him after he was pulled from the frigid ice, but he was pronounced dead immediately upon arrival at the Rochester Hospital.
KSTP-TV reports: the DNR says that the ice was only about three to four inches thick, so they advise one call a local bait shop or resort to check on the thickness of the ice, before deciding to travel on any particular lake this soon in the season.
KTTC News reports that rescuers were brought to the scene from a 911 call, which was placed by a neighbor that spotted unattended four-wheeler next to a large hole. The man was pulled out approximately 20 minutes later by a member from the Madison Lake Dive Team.
The story from KTTC News mainly focused on the specifics of the failed rescue attempt to save the man, whereas the story from KSTP-TV focused on how one can prevent this type of accident form occurring to them in the future.