Two Maple Grove residents die after their car fell through ice on Lake Minnetonka

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A 911 call at 2:25 p.m. on Saturday alerted authorities that a man in his mid-thirities drove onto Lake Minnetonka and had fallen through the ice, leaving him and his elderly passenger trapped inside the sinking vehicle, KSTP said. Two teams of divers reached the scene within six minutes from the time of the 911 call, StarTribune said. The vehicle had sunk completely to the bottom of the 10-foot channel between Gray Bay and Wayzata Bay below the Hwy. 101 bridge and its passengers were unconscious and not breathing, StarTribune said. The man was rescued first and flown by helicopter to Hennepin County Medical Center, the women was rescued shortly after and taken by ambulance to HCMC, StarTribune reports. This morning it was reported that both passengers, whose names have yet to be released, have died, KTSP said.

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