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No one injured after man, car fall through ice

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STODDARD, Wisconsin (WXOW) – No one was injured after a car fell through the ice at the Stoddard Boat Landing Sunday morning.

According to the Stoddard Bergen Fire Department, a man was driving his car out onto the ice to go fishing. But the ice cracked and his car fell nose-first into the water.

The driver, who was the only person in the car, escaped out of the back.

The car was underwater for about four hours.

When firefighters tested the ice, they said it was just two inches thick.

In the Stoddard area, there are some running streams and artesian wells.

Firefighters are warning ice fishers to constantly test the surface before they go out on the frozen river.

"Any time you have movement of water, even underneath ice, it's gonna deteriorate it. It creates a heat. So you've got heat on ice. Heat dissolves ice," said Brian Haydysch, assistance chief of the Stoddard Bergen Fire Department.

According to firefighters, people should always have a life jacket, ice spud and picks-of-life on hand before going out on the ice

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