WARSAW – Warming temps have quickly created a dangerous situation on previously frozen lakes across northern Indiana.
Firefighters responded to an accident Tuesday night on Palestine Lake.
Burket/Seward Twp. Fire and Rescue officials were called by DNR to retrieve the fishing tackle of a man who had fallen through the ice earlier. The man was rescued by other fishermen and was uninjured.
“Palestine, Yellow Creek and many other lakes that drain thousands of acres of land are very dangerous now and in the days to follow with our snow cover melting and going through our drainage systems,” said Kevin McSherry, Burket/Seward fire chief.
“Please help spread the word about the possibility of very dangerous ice conditions in the next few days,” he said.
After a prolonged cold spell, northern Indiana will see high temperatures reach near 50 this weekend.