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2 Trucks Fall Through Ice at Lake Winnebago

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Two brothers learned a hard lesson on the thinning ice of Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin.

Brett and Robert Lobajeski were motorcycling on the frozen lake when they noticed the ice was a little soft.

When Robert took his pickup to retrieve the bikes, one of his tires sunk through the ice.

Naturally, Brett took his truck out to help his brother.

That was the moment when he also cracked through the ice. The brothers then decided to call for help.

"It's definitely all breaking up so it's taking 20 minutes just to sink one keg. When normally it takes about 5," Dan Emery with Dive and Ice Service said.

"I figured he just had a tire sunk, so I was gonna pull him out. I saw how bad the ice was out there, and I turned around to come back and my tire went in," Brett Lobajeski said, "Usually we get a couple hours warning and it was like somebody snapped their fingers and it went."

"Not a good idea at all. I stay off the ice. If nothing else, bring a boat. I wouldn't even come out here on a 4 wheeler. I know a lot of guys that are out, just their shanties, I don't even know if I'd trust that," Emery said.

"We encourage everybody to stay off the ice. What was once decent ice has gone away very quickly and it's just asking for trouble," Lt. Jim Wamser with the Fond du Lac Fire Department said.

As crews were pulling the trucks to shore, they broke through the ice and sank in about six feet of water.

No one was hurt in the incident.

Brett says he's not angry, even though the incident cost the pair several thousand dollars.

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