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Snowmobile falls through ice

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a snowmobile accident Saturday afternoon, January 26, on Crystal Lake.

At 3:53 p.m., they received a 911 call that a snowmobile had fallen through the ice, approximately 100 yards northeast of the island. David Lawrence Johnson, 51,of Woodland, went through the ice on his snowmobile. Bystanders threw in a rope, and Johnson was pulled from the water.

Investigation revealed that Johnson was in the water for only a few minutes. He was then transported to Carson City Hospital, where he was treated and released. The water depth at that location was estimated to be 20 feet. Arrangements are being made to have the snowmobile brought up from the lake bottom. The incident remains under investigation.

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