Man OK after snowmobile falls through ice


By Daily News • Last Updated 10:47 am on Monday, January 28, 2013

CRYSTAL — A Woodland man has been treated and released from the hospital after he was rescued from Crystal Lake when his snowmobile fell through the ice, submerging him in the lake.

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the snowmobile accident Saturday afternoon on Crystal Lake at 3:53 p.m.

A 911 call was received indicating a snowmobile had gone through the ice approximately 100 yards northeast of the island located near the center of the lake.

David Lawrence Johnson, 51, went through the ice on his snowmobile. A rope was thrown by bystanders and Johnson was pulled from the water.

Investigation revealed that  Johnson was in the water for only a few minutes. He was then transported to Carson Health where he was treated and released.

The water depth at that location was estimated to be 20 feet.

Arrangements are being made to have the snowmobile brought up from the lake bottom.

The incident remains under investigation.

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