Bulldozer plunges through ice on Lake Wissota

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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) It was a scary moment on Lake Wissota, when a bulldozer went through the ice.

The Chippewa County Sheriff's Department says a man from an excavating company was bulldozing a track Thursday to get ready for a vintage snowmobile race Saturday when it broke through the ice.

Deputies say the driver was able to jump out of the machine in time, only partially going into the water.

They say the bulldozer is at the bottom of the lake, and needs to be removed within 30 days, or the company faces a fine.

They say the event has been cancelled for tomorrow.

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