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Stranded vehicle pulled from the ice at Keyhole Reservoir

At approximately 11 a.m. Saturday, February 3, a male visiting from Colorado fell through the ice on the north shore of Keyhole Reservoir. District Lieutenant Brad Purcell, who was in charge of the situation, explained that while the ice in the center of the lake is still resting at a depth of approximately 14 inches, the ice along the shoreline is much less safe due to the warmth radiating from rocks into the water.

Apparently, unaware of this danger, Kannon Parks, who enjoys ice fishing in the reservoir several times a year, drove his Ranger UTV within yards of the cliff face and across a...