Ossipee — February 9, 2008 — Two people suffered hypothermia after going through the ice on Ossipee Lake Saturday morning. Officials said they were on a snowmobile heading to an ice house to take part in the Great Rotary Fishing Derby when they went through.
According to rescuers, the victims’ friends witnessed the crash and rushed to their aid. The fishermen were able to pull one victim out quickly but couldn’t reach the other victim. That person actually went under the water twice before being pulled out.
Both victims were taken to Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro with hypothermia. The snowmobile remained in the water Saturday morning.
Officials are warning anyone who heads out onto the ice to be careful.