A Minnesota man died on Christmas Eve after the car he was in crashed into the ice on Lake Bemidji at around 5:30 according to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office. The accident occurred near Diamond Point Park, a popular gathering and picnic park for local residents.
The man was taken to a nearby hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival. A woman who was also in the car, however, survived according to local reports.
Lake Bemidji is a tiny glacially created lake in northern Minnesota, United States, with an area of roughly 11 square miles. It is located fewer than 50 miles downstream from the Mississippi River’s source, and it both receives and is drained by the river.
The lake is a popular recreational and resort destination for locals and visitors alike. Fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing, tubing, and hiking are just a few of the activities available on and around the lake.
According to the sheriff’s office, there is around 4 to 5 inches of ice at the location where the car passed through, and it is considered “unstable.”