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Ice Rescue on Lake Hariet

Weed Shark

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A father and son, who were ice surfing, broke through the ice and were rescued by two men yesterday afternoon, Sunday 3/16. I'm not too familiar with Lake Harriet. The local ice generally seems in good shape yet. Does anyone have an explanation? There are no dangerous narrows on Lake Harriet, which is round. Doubtful pressure ridges were a factor, and none are in the photo. Is there an inlet or spring they were near? Or was it a matter of the weight and speed of the ice surfer buckling the ice? I didn't see what type of ice surfer they were using. They do not seem all that heavy, distribute the weight, and should not have been all that fast yesterday, it wasn't windy. Lots of trucks on the ice on Mille Lacs when I drove by on Sunday. Posts say they are driving on White Bear.

Just curious, I thought it was a little odd.

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there is an inlet by the fishing pier. was fishing harriet one evening during a storm and that creek got to flowing really hard after a little rain. wouldn't doubt with the run off we've been getting it was in that area. glad they are ok.

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The few times I have been on lakes within Minneapolis like Harriet, Calhoun and Nokomis the ice has been much thinner than on other area lakes. I always figured the heat island from the surrounding city kept the ice thinner. Am I totally wrong?

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