Two Bemidji snowmobilers rescued from...

Two Bemidji snowmobilers rescued from lake after their sleds go into open water

There are 5 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Feb 15, 2011, titled Two Bemidji snowmobilers rescued from lake after their sleds go into open water. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Two Bemidji snowmobilers were rescued after their sleds went into open water on Lake Bemidji this weekend.

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Gotta wonder

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Feb 15, 2011
It seems like snowmobilers like hydroplaning over open water for thrills these days. Was this such a case that went bad?
65erz

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Feb 15, 2011
Sounds like it was a middle aged guy and his wife, so I doubt it. Probably just weren't aware of the ice conditions, although with the melt it would seem to be pretty obvious to take extra precautions. Glad nobody was hurt and they came out alright.
Gotta wonder wrote:
It seems like snowmobilers like hydroplaning over open water for thrills these days. Was this such a case that went bad?
Parnelli Jones

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Feb 16, 2011
Let's see; we've got to first on the lake when it freezes overnight, and last on the lake when it thaws in the warmth of the sun.

Hey, what the heck, someone else can risk their lives to get us out of the water.

They're snowmobiles folks, not power boats.
exed

Alma Center, WI

#4 Feb 16, 2011
So, the went into open water (first paragraph), or they went through ice (second paragraph). Which was it? Maybe the Bemidji paper will have more info.
wentthru

Garden City, MI

#5 Feb 18, 2011
Mysellf and friend went through in the same place a month earlier. Not skipping water for fun or drinking. This open water is almost always there and virtually invisible until you hit it. Hope DNR, City of Bemidji or ths snowmobile club will get this marked. This is the third time in 2 months. Someone is going to drown. It was awful for us.

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