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Police say three people rescued after falling through ice

Lincoln County authorities are crediting Tomahawk firefighters with helping to save three people after they fell through the ice in the Town of King.

The incident happened on Lake Alice Saturday afternoon.

Police say two ATVs broke through the ice and three people ended up in the water.

When emergency responders arrived at the lake, two people were stranded on thin ice while a third was treading water. They say all of the parties were more than 300 feet from the shoreline and out of reach of rescuers. Boats were used to break through the ice and reach them.

A 64-year-old De Pere man was removed from the water and brought to shore by firefighters. He had been treading water for some time. He was transported by paramedics to Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital, then taken by Spirit Medical Helicopter to St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

The other two people involved, a 42-year-old De Pere man and his 13-year-old daughter, were also brought to shore by a fire department boat. They were checked by EMS and driven back to their cabin.

Authorities say the 64-year-old man was treated for hypothermia and released.

Lincoln County authorities say because the three put on their personal floatation devices it helped prevent further injury.

Authorities say none of the people involved were cited after the incident.

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