3 escape Suburban after it plunges into lake on Christmas Eve

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DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Three people escaped a vehicle after it broke through the ice Sunday, Dec. 24, on Little Detroit Lake here.

The Becker County Sheriff’s Office said the occupants of a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban escaped by breaking and exiting the driver’s side window after the vehicle fell into ice covering approximately 11 feet of water.

The incident was reported at 6:40 p.m. Sunday to the Sheriff’s Office.

The Suburban was moving on a previously traveled area of the lake at the time it broke through the ice.

Firefighters and police officers from Detroit Lakes also responded to the call.

The Sheriff’s Office, in a news release Monday, said ice conditions may change on lakes daily and caution should be used when going on ice.

No other details were immediately available.