WASHBURN COUNTY -- Washburn County Sheriff's Deputies rescued a woman after her vehicle broke through the ice on South Twin Lake in Chicog Township, according to a news release from the Washburn County Sheriff's Office.

(News Release) -- On November 25th just after midnight Sheriff's 911 recieved a call from a party reporting a car that drove onto the ice on South Twin Lake in Chicog Township and broke through the ice. The first iinformation reported from the caller that water was coming through the windows and the call was filling with water. Deputy Knoop and Deputy Peake responded and arrived on scene. Chicog Fire, Minong Fire, and Minong Ambulance responded as well.

Deputies located the vehicle about 150 feet out on the ice. Deputy Knoop broke out the back rear door window and climbed into the vehicle, the water was up to the steering wheel. Deputy Knoop tried to calm down the female subject as she was hysterical, however, he was unsuccessful. Deputy Knoop reached over the seat and pulled her to the back seat and then Deputy Knoop and Deputy Peake lifted her out of the car and onto the ice.

She was then removed from the lake by Fire and Ambulance crews and then transported to the Spooner Hospital.

Witnesses at the scene told the Deputies that the driver, Cassandra Lemke, had a few drinks and decided to drive onto the ice.

Per Washburn County Sheriff Terry Dryden

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