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Walker firefighter Gary Bilben, at right, raced the victims of a watercraft accident to shore Saturday. At far left they are Kenneth Thompson, a Nevis resident, his son, 20-year-old James Thompson, and 19-year-old Justine Christopherson. The three were rescued with moments to spare after their hovercraft amphibious vehicle stalled, then sank on Island Lake. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Three rescued from icy lake waters

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A daring and dangerous rescue mission by a platoon of emergency personnel successfully pulled three people from the frigid waters of Island Lake south of Nevis Saturday noon when their hovercraft broke down and sank.

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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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