Two vehicles fell through the ice on Lake Osakis near the same spot in one week.
The first incident happened on Saturday, Dec. 26 shortly after 8 p.m. when Todd County sheriff's deputies responded to a report of an all-terrain vehicle and trailer going through the ice near Battle Point. No injuries were reported and the ATV was removed from the lake. The area was marked with signs.
Then, at 1:34 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3, the Todd County Sheriff's Office received a report of a truck that went through the ice near the same location on Battle Point. Deputies responded and located the site using a drone.
The sheriff's office later learned the incident occurred at about 6 p.m. the previous day and had not been reported to law enforcement. Through an investigation, the sheriff's office learned that the driver, Kilar Zimmel of Osakis, and three passengers were able to get out before the truck submerged in about 30 feet of water.
A specialized tow service responded to remove the vehicle from the lake.
According to the sheriff's office, a large ice heave or crack persists in that area of the lake. Law enforcement urges anyone traveling on area lakes to take extra precautions as ice conditions can change rapidly.