Fish house falls through the ice on Rush Lake

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A fish house partially fell through the ice Tuesday, Nov. 26, on the east side of Rush Lake, northeast of the town of Ottertail and southeast of Perham.

The incident was reported at 3:28 p.m., near Oak Point Drive.

Nobody was in the fish house when the incident took place, according to Otter Tail County sheriff deputies.

Authorities remind fishermen that temperatures, snow cover, currents and springs can all affect the safety of ice.

And please note that ice is seldom the same thickness over a single body of water.


It can be two feet in one place and one inch thick a few yards away. People are urged to check the ice at least every 150 feet.

“Play it safe, at all times during the winter months,” said County Sheriff Administrative Lt. Keith Van Dyke.

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