Thanks to the actions of rescue crews from several Southern Maine towns, and members of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department, two people are safe after their ATV fell through the ice on Sebago Lake.

According to WMTW, on Friday afternoon, two people were at an ice shake on Sebago Lake.  One of them hopped on his ATV to go back to the shore to pickup a friend.  While on his way back, a pressure ridge opened underneath him.  He and the ATV fell into the freezing water.

The man was able to get out of the water and onto an ice chunk.  The man did make it back to the ice shack.  At that point, he and his friend realized they would not be able to get back to shore without help.

They spent about two hours on Indian Island before rescue crews from Standish and Gorham were able to rescue them.

Maine game wardens are warning people to be careful about venturing onto the ice.  As the state saw temperatures in the mid-50s, and a lot of rain, earlier this week, what had been solid, stable ice last week, may not be so stable now.  Please be cautious.

At this point, the Sebago Ice Fishing Derby is still scheduled to take place today (Saturday, February 19th).  Get more details about that event HERE.

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