Two fishermen successfully rescued from Lower Red Lake

Two fishermen were rescued from Lower Red Lake earlier this week after becoming stranded on the ice.

The Red Lake Tribal Police Department and Conservation Law Enforcement say the call came in Tuesday around 11:50 a.m. and tribal responders arrived at McKenzie’s Landing where the fishermen had launched from.

The Bemidji Fire Department also responded due to a large amount of open water between the main body of ice and the ice that had drifted away.

Father and son David Berrard, 62 of Red Lake, and Wilfred Berrard, 44 of Blaine, were successfully rescued and brought to shore without incident.

Ice is never 100 percent safe, and anglers are reminded to be aware of the dangers of fishing on new ice with high winds.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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