Published DateCENTER HARBOR — Two men were fished from chilly waters of Lake Winnipesaukee when their pickup truck went through the ice around 5 p.m. yesterday.
Fire Chief John Schlemmer said that the men were returning from an afternoon of ice fishing when their truck toppled into about 10 feet of water some 200 feet offshore of the town beach. He said that personnel of Center Harbor Fire Rescue pulled the men from the bay unharmed and soon afterwards a team from Douglas Murphy and Recovery began bringing the truck to shore.
Throughout the week officials of the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department warned that the ice on lakes and ponds, including Lake Winnipesaukee, is not safe and Schlemmer repeated those warnings yesterday. He said that he would be placing safety ribbon around the bay to deter people from taking unnecessary risks.