A 36-year-old Rogers man died after his pickup broke through the ice on Leech Lake over the weekend, Cass County Sheriff's Department reports.
The victim has been identified as Bradley Erikson.
Cass officials said the victim was found on the ice of Leech Lake about 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning. He was not responsive and was suffering from exposure. He was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in Park Rapids where he was later pronounced dead.
Erikson had been camping with a friend in the Sand Point area of Leech Lake. He left Walker sometime after 1 a.m. on Sunday morning and drove his pickup toward the campsite location.
The pickup broke through thin ice and the victim swam across a channel and apparently attempted to walk to the camp site, sheriff's officials said.
He was located by sheriff's deputies after a conservation officer had located the partially submerged pickup.
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