Worker treated for hypothermia after equipment falling through ice

The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office reports a worker was injured over the weekend in Lake Hattie Township.

According to Sheriff Cory Aukes, the incident was around 2 p.m. Saturday when a piece of logging equipment fell through the ice trapping the operator inside.

Workers were able to rescue the victim, and he was transported by snowmobile to the awaiting North Country Ambulance, which took him to a clearing to be life-flighted to Essentia Health Hospital in Fargo.

Forty-five-year-old Roy Davis of South Carolina was logging in the area when he broke through a frozen area on the edge of the swamp.

Reports from other outlets appeared to have connected this incident to the Enbridge Line 3 construction,

Enbridge has not confirmed a connection to their work site, and the Northern Lights Task Force declined to comment.


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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