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The tip of a fish house being hauled to shore shows the scene where a Minnesota teenager died Thursday night on Third Crow Wing Lake. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Teenager dies when snowmobile plunges through ice; second teen rescued

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A southern Minnesota teenager died Thursday night when the snowmobile he and a friend were on plunged into open water on the Third Crow Wing Lake south of Nevis.


The other teen survived and was taken to St. Joseph's Area Health Services for treatment.

Sheriff-elect Cory Aukes said two residents who live nearby likely saved the boy's life.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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