36 vehicles break through ice at Wisconsin fishing event
By Gitte Laasby
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Anglers in the annual Lake Winnebago ice fishing contest over the weekend found themselves instead scouting for their modes of transportation after 36 parked vehicles went through the ice, authorities said Sunday.
“We had some cars that got wet,” a dispatcher with the Winnebago County sheriff’s department said. “We had cars parked on the ice like it was a parking lot. Usually they do park out on the ice; that’s not unusual. It’s just that they parked too close together. It was too much for the ice conditions this year.”
Tournament organizers for the Battle on Bago reportedly warned people about parking on the ice Saturday, but some had trouble finding spots elsewhere and parked on the lake anyway.
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