01-19-19 Ice Rescue


Case: FRC19-361

Date: 01/19/19

Time: 2:22pm

 On January 19, 2019 at approximately 2:22pm, Minnesota Lake Police Department received a report of snowmobilers that went through the ice on Minnesota Lake.  It was unknown at the time if there were any injuries.  The incident was reported to a Minnesota Lake Street Department worker by Lonny Nicholas Lee Jaeger, age 39 of Minnesota Lake who had been riding with the two victims.  Police, Fire, and EMS arrived on scene and it was learned that Christopher John Koch, age 31 of Minnesota Lake and Kaleb Jay Hyronimus, age 27 of Minnesota Lake were still in the water.

During the rescue, two Minnesota Lake Fire Department members went through the ice.  The two Fire Department members were treated and released by Wells Ambulance.  Koch was air lifted by North Air Care to HCMC and Hyronimus was transported by Wells Ambulance to Mankato Medical Center.  It’s unknown at this time the extent of their injuries. 

On Scene:  Faribault County Sheriff’s office , Wells Police Department, Minnesota Lake Police Department, Minnesota Lake Fire Department, Minnesota Lake Ambulance, Wells Ambulance, Gold Cross Ambulance, North Air Care, and Mayo Air Care.

En route:  Freeborn Fire Department, Good Thunder Fire Department, and Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office.

Prepared By: Deputy Chris Albers #133

By Authority of Michael S. Gormley, FARIBAULT COUNTY SHERIFF    


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