Posted Sunday, March 6, 2011 --- 2:57 p.m.
NEW ALBIN, Iowa (AP) - Four people fell through thin ice on a Mississippi River offshoot in northeast Iowa but were quickly able to get out of the water.
The state Department of Natural Resources says Jeffry Kedrowski, of Janesville, Wis., was operating an ATV pulling a trailer with three people aboard when it went through the ice on Fish Lake in Allamakee County about 8 a.m. Saturday. All four people went into the water but were able to get out and make a fire on a nearby island to keep warm. A New Albin Rescue crew got them back to shore in an airboat, and no one was taken to a hospital.
Conservation officer Bill Collins says ice conditions are unpredictable amid thawing and re-freezing. People should use caution on the ice.