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Employees of a tow trucking company look over the best way to extract a truck that went through the ice about 50 feet from the south Lake Irving boat access on Friday afternoon. No one was injured in the incident, and the driver of the truck was attempting to clear snow off the ice to help make it thicker. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Monte Draper

Bemidji man uninjured as truck goes into lake

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BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A Bemidji man avoided injury Friday after his vehicle went into Lake Irving while trying to plow snow off the lake surface to make thicker ice, police said.

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At about 1 p.m., police saw a GMC pickup truck with a plow attachment that had fallen through the ice. The truck’s owner, James George, 63, Bemidji, was not injured.

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