WAYZATA, Minn. - Sometimes it's not good to be first.
Take the driver of an SUV that fell through the soft ice just off Wayzata Beach and into Lake Minnetonka around 11 a.m. Monday. The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office posted images of the truck on its Facebook page, officially declaring it the first vehicle to go through the ice in Hennepin County this year.
The driver did get out safely, and the fact that the SUV went through directly between two 'thin ice' signs added a bit of dark humor to the incident.
“Today’s incident marks the first vehicle through the ice in Hennepin County this winter. Let’s make sure it’s the last,” said Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek. “If you see a thin ice sign, do not ignore it. Do not drive by it. The ice conditions across Hennepin County are deteriorating quickly, and there’s more warm weather forecasted for this weekend. ”
With the date to get ice houses off lakes in the southern part of the state quickly approaching, water patrol deputies are warning anglers to be extremely careful.