The Hamlin County Sheriff’s Office, along with Codington County Search and Rescue responded to Lake Poinsett shortly after 6pm Saturday night when two men went through the ice. Information on the incident is still sketchy, however Hamlin County Sheriff Chad Schlotterbeck confirmed to KXLG News that the two men had been rescued from the water and taken to Prairie Lakes Healthcare in Watertown where they are in Serious Condition.
Schlotterbeck advises more information will be released as soon as it becomes available.
Another incident occurred at 8:28pm Saturday night. Codington County Search and Rescue was dispatched to Blue Dog Lake after being requested by Day County authorities. A male had fallen through the ice. Shortly after being dispatched, the team was cancelled after it was reported that he was able to get himself out of the water.
At 9:24pm, Search and Rescue was once again dispatched to Blue Dog Lake on a report that another person had fallen through the ice. Search and Rescue was cancelled about five minutes later after Day County authorities advised that person was also able to get themselves out of the water and was safe.