Dozens Of Anglers Left Stranded On Lake Of The Woods From Blizzard Conditions

Dozens Of Anglers Left Stranded On Lake Of The Woods From Blizzard Conditions


>>Dennis: HI, EVERYONE. THANKS FOR WATCHING TONIGHT. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS LEFT DOZENS OF ANGLERS STRANDED ON LAKE OF THE WOODS YESTERDAY AND TODAY. DRIFTING SNOW BLOCKED THE ROADS ON THE LAKE AND MANY PEOPLE TRYING TO DRIVE OFF THE LAKE BECAME STUCK IN DEEP SNOW AND SLUSH. HERE’S VIDEO FROM ONE OF THE ANGLERS WHO WAS STUCK, ALLEN FOSTER OF BEMIDJI. HE HAS SINCE BEEN ABLE TO MAKE IT OFF THE LAKE AND IS NOW HOME. BUT HERE YOU SEE THE SITUATION HE WAS IN. THE NORTHERN LIGHT REGION NEWSPAPER REPORTS RESORT WORKERS, ASSISTED BY LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTIES, BEGAN EFFORTS TO REACH STRANDED ANGLERS SUNDAY MORNING AND THAT MANY OF THOSE OUT TRYING TO RESCUE PEOPLE WORKED THROUGH THE NIGHT, WITHOUT SLEEP OR FOOD, AND CONTINUED TO DO SO TODAY. LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY SHERIFF GARY FISH TOLD NLR THAT SEVERAL PLOWS GOT STUCK IN THE SNOW AND SLUSH ON THE ICE AND THAT HE’S NOT SURE IF THEY WILL BE ABLE TO GET ALL THOSE STRANDED OFF THE ICE TODAY. IT’S UNCLEAR EXACTLY HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE STRANDED ON THE LAKE AND HOW MANY REMAIN STILL ON THE ICE.

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