A man was pulled from cold water at Walker Lake, just north of Otter Tail Lake, after his snowmobile crashed through thin ice on Dec. 16 close to noon.

Ottertail city rescue crews pulled the man, Hubert Hovland, out of the water and transported him to the hospital in Perham.

“The victim had been in the water for about a half hour and suffered severe hypothermia,” said County Sheriff Administrative Lt. Keith Van Dyke.

Two nearby fishermen attempted to rescue Hovland before first responders arrived. They also broke through the ice but were able to escape.