Man dies after falling through ice in Grand Isle

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GRAND ISLE — A 62-year-old man who fell through the ice in Lake Champlain yesterday has died.

Authorities say they were notified that an ice fisherman fell through the ice in Grand Isle at around 8:30 p.m.

The fisherman, a man from Grand Isle, was located after a search Thursday night and brought by ambulance to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.

State police have learned that the man left his home to go ice fishing shortly before noon yesterday.

When he failed to return as expected by around 6 p.m., a relative went to look for him.

The relative located his truck parked in the fishing access at Grand Isle State Park at around 8:30 p.m.

Emergency crews responded to the scene and included the Vermont State Police, Grand Isle and South Hero fire departments, the Grand Isle Sheriff’s Department, and the AmCare rescue squad.

Following a search, emergency crews located the man in the water at around 9:30 p.m.

He was wearing a flotation suit.

Crews brought the victim to shore, and he was then taken to UVMMC.

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