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Vehicle breaks through ice on Shawano Lake


SHAWANO CO. (WAOW)--The Shawano Co. Sheriff's Department says three people were rescued after their vehicle broke through the ice Saturday night on Shawano Lake.

According to a press release, at 6:55 p.m.  the car driven by 24-year-old Katie Atkinson plunged through the ice.

Atkinson, and her two passengers, 29-year-old Matthew Weso and a 10-year-old, were able to exit the car and get on the roof as it settle into 4-5 feet of water.

They were stranded for approximately 17 minutes before they were rescued by law enforcement.

The Sheriff's Department says the trio were wet and extremely cold, but uninjured.

Online Reporter: Nate Barrett

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