Moose Rescued After Breaking Through Ice on Hungry Jack Lake

April 10, 2017 10:01 PM

Gunflint Trail, Grand Marais, Minn. – It was an exciting morning about 20 minutes from Grand Marais on the Gunflint Trail on Monday. Some good Samaritans sprang into action to help a young moose that fell through the ice on Hungry Jack Lake.

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According to Visit Cook County, the female moose was crossing the lake when she fell through the ice. Forrest Parson, owner of Hungry Jack Lodge called the local DNR and volunteer fire department for help. The group worked for about an hour to rescue the moose.

Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jim Morrison, Bob McCloughan of Bearskin Lodge, and Dave Seaton of Hungry Jack Outfitters helped in the rescue. The group used canoes to carefully reach the area where the young cow had gone through.

“We had to try a few different angles,” Seaton said in a press release. Using a tow strap they were able to pull her out of the water and onto the more stable ice. “It took a while, a little encouragement before she caught her breath and was able to walk herself to shore.”

Experts believe a wolf pack might have been chasing the animal.

You can hear a complete recap of this morning with an interview with local community radio station 90.7 WTIP:


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