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Snowmobiler Breaks Through Ice On Little Sturgeon

An Algoma man got wet but wasn't injured when the snowmobile he was riding on broke through the ice on Little Sturgeon.

It happened Saturday around 2:30 p.m.  

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Conservation Warden Chris Kratcha, who happened to be in the area at the time, says the 51-year-old man was operating his machine along the east side of Little Sturgeon not too far from Stevenson Pier Road when his snowmobile broke through some newly formed ice. Kratcha says the sled went completely underwater but the man was able to get himself out of the situation without injury.

"In his words, he was lucky," says Kratcha, who says the water where the snowmobile went in was about 10 feet deep.

Kratcha says the incident serves as another reminder for everyone to use caution on the ice.

Kratcha says the man's machine was retrieved the following day.

The incident occurred two days before another ice-related mishap on Green Bay when a group of ice fishermen in the Dyckesville area had to be rescued after the ice they were fishing on broke free and left them unable to reach shore.


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