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Driver pulled from vehicle on St. Croix River

Upon arrival, crews found the driver inside the vehicle and were able to pull him to stable ice using a rope. Photo courtesy of Hudson Fire Department1 / 2
Once on shore, the driver of the vehicle was pulled up the embankment using ropes. Photo courtesy of Hudson Fire Department2 / 2

A man was pulled from the St. Croix River after his vehicle broke through the ice Sunday afternoon just north of the railroad swing bridge in North Hudson, according to a Hudson Fire Department news release.

Hudson Fire Department received a call of a vehicle taking on water shortly after 12:30 p.m. Feb. 3 and dispatched a crew with cold-water suits and rescue equipment onto the ice after determining the location from the driver's cellphone.

The crew located the vehicle with the driver inside, secured him with a rescue rope and pulled him out of the vehicle to stable ice, the release states. He was then brought up the embankment and turned over to St. Croix EMS at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Village of North Hudson Police, St. Croix County Sheriff's Department, City of Hudson Police, Wisconsin State Patrol and Washington County, Minn., also assisted at the scene, according to the release, and Jerry's Towing was called to help remove the vehicle from the ice.