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Crews Attempt to Remove Car From Lake Bemidji

A second attempt to remove a vehicle that had gone through the ice on Lake Bemidji on Christmas Eve was unsuccessful. Thursday evening, crew members from Ellis Towing attempted to remove the vehicle. At the time of the accident, the ice in that area was only four to five inches thick. The thin ice resulted in the death of 69-year-old John Klasen III. Barricades remain in the area.