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Rothschild Man Rescued After Breaking Through Ice Near Merrill

25 Mar News

A Rothschild man was rescued after falling into the water while ice fishing this weekend in Lincoln County.

The man was fishing with a friend when he fell into the Prairie River north of Merrill. Rescue crews responded to the area after a nearby witness observed the man falling through.

According to the Rec. Deputy, the victim was not in danger but despite his friend’s help he was having trouble getting out of the water. The Rec. Deputy was able to use his snowmobile to ferry the two men to safety.

Unfortunately it wasn’t all good news for the men, there a DNR Warden waiting and cited one of the men for fishing without a license.