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1 Dead After Vehicle Falls Through Ice On Lake Bemidji

BEMIDJI, Minn. (WCCO) -- A man is dead after a vehicle broke through Lake Bemidji on Christmas Eve.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. near Diamond Point Park, according to the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office.

A woman was able to escape the water on her own. A man was pulled from the water by authorities and taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The sheriff's office said there are about 4 of 5 inches of ice at the spot the vehicle went through and called it "unstable."


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