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2 dead after a utility vehicle breaks ice on Chippewa River

Posted at 12:41 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 13:41:06-04

LAKE HOLCOMBE, Wis. (WEAU-TV) — Two people are dead after a utility vehicle went through the ice on the Chippewa River in Chippewa County.

The sheriff's department got a call to the river about 5 p.m. Sunday.

WEAU-TV reports the Chippewa Falls EMS and Dive Team were able to find two people inside of the enclosed utility vehicle on the bottom of the river.

A 75-year-old man and his 47-year-old daughter from rural Holcombe were transported to the hospital and later were pronounced dead. No names have been released.

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