By Associated Press - Friday, November 28, 2014

AITKIN, Minn. (AP) - A man has died after the ATV he was driving broke through thin ice on a lake in east-central Minnesota.

The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office says 62-year-old Darrel Edward Piispanen was driving the ATV on Wednesday afternoon on Gun Lake when it went through the ice. Authorities found Piispanen in about 6 to 7 feet of water. He died Wednesday night at a local hospital.

The Star Tribune reports (https://strib.mn/1pxR3Oq ) the ice on the lake was about 1 inch thick where Piispanen broke through. It was more than 6 inches in other areas.

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Information from: Star Tribune, https://www.startribune.com



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