BREAKING NEWS 16-year-old girl killed in Freeborn County 2-vehicle crash Full Story
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Man saved from icy Minnesota lake

Four law enforcement officers worked on rescue effort.

Posted: Mar 2, 2018 12:22 PM

RICE COUNTY, Minn. – Two state troopers rescued a man Thursday from icy Cannon Lake.

The Minnesota State Patrol says it got a report around 6 pm of a man falling through the ice near Interstate 35 in Rice County. Trooper Derek Swanhorst was first to arrive and saw 28-year-old Brandon Wilmes of Faribault treading water about 60 feet from a bridge near the lake.

Trooper Swanhorst used a dead tree to help Wilmes make his way to the edge of the ice as a second trooper, Doug Rauenhorst arrived. Trooper Rauenhorst put on a life jacket and crawled out on the ice. With Trooper Swanhorst holding his feet, Trooper Raenhorst grabbed onto Wilmes.

Faribault Police Officer Christopher Tonjum and Rice County Deputy Justin Hunt made it to the scene and helped get Wilmes to an ambulance. He was then airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
22° wxIcon
Hi: 21° Lo: 1°
Feels Like: 7°
Albert Lea
19° wxIcon
Hi: 18° Lo: -3°
Feels Like: 10°
Austin
Clear
21° wxIcon
Hi: 21° Lo: -1°
Feels Like: 8°
Charles City
Clear
21° wxIcon
Hi: 21° Lo: -2°
Feels Like: 9°
Rochester
Clear
19° wxIcon
Hi: 18° Lo: -4°
Feels Like: 3°
Sunny skies and dangerous cold return
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Changing the start time for Rochester Public Schools

Image

Raising the age to get married

Image

Sara's Daybreak Forecast - Tuesday

Image

Osage has built a small town powerhouse

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 2/17

Image

Pool and field house moving forward

Image

Cookies for the troops

Image

Riding along as plow drivers clear the roads

Image

Spring Break Travel Danger

Image

Sibshop program helping siblings of kids with disabilities

Community Events