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Missing snowmobilers' names released; trucker who went through ice identified

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region Park Rapids, 56470
Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

Two Minnesotans from Warroad are missing after their snowmobile went through the ice on the Canadian side of Lake of the Woods.

The Ontario Provincial Police say in a news release that on Saturday two snowmobiles were going across the lake when they hit a patch of thin ice. Only one snowmobile made it across.

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Authorities say 47-year-old Wayne Windahl and 16-year-Jeremy Windahl remained missing on Monday. A dive team was looking for them. Brenda (Holmer) Windahl, the wife of Wayne and mother of Jeremy, is from Frazee.

From a trail on Cyclone Island, the Windahls travelled onto the lake, came upon poor ice and went into the water. With them was a third man on a second snowmobile. He was able to cross the weak ice, the release states.

Cyclone Island is near Minnesota's Northwest Angle on the Canadian side of the lake.

In another accident, a dump truck went through the lake ice on Friday. The driver's body was recovered Sunday in about 25 feet of water. He's 68-year-old Allen Elleson of Angle Inlet, at the northernmost point in Minnesota.

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