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Update: Well known Minocqua man dies in U.P. when skid steer breaks through iceSubmitted: 03/08/2018
Ben Meyer
Ben Meyer
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bmeyer@wjfw.com

Update: Well known Minocqua man dies in U.P. when skid steer breaks through ice
WATERSMEET - A well known Minocqua man died after his construction machine broke through the ice on a lake in Watersmeet Wednesday.

It happened on Thousand Island Lake around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The Lakeland Times confirms the man is longtime, local resident Tom Handrick.

Handrick owned Lakeland Landscaping, was on the board of directors of the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce, and heavily involved in the Minocqua Lions Club.

Handrick was driving a skid steer when it broke through the ice.

An ambulance took him to Eagle River Memorial Hospital, where he died.

Six agencies assisted the Lac Vieux Desert Tribal Police Department at the scene.
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A man died after his construction machine broke through the ice on a lake in Watersmeet on Wednesday.

It happened on Thousand Island Lake around 10:30 a.m.

A 55-year-old Wisconsin man was driving a skid steer when it broke through the ice. An ambulance took him to Eagle River Memorial Hospital, where he died.

Six agencies assisted the Lac Vieux Desert Tribal Police Department at the scene. The man's name has not been released.

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