Firefighters assisted a man to shore after his snowmobile went through the ice on the Chain O’ Lakes in Fox Lake Sunday afternoon, officials said.
The Fox Lake Fire Protection District responded around 3:30 p.m. Sunday to Bauske Boat Basin, 152 Route 12 in Fox Lake, for a report of an ice rescue.
Fox Lake Fire Protection District Deputy Fire Chief Edward Lescher said a snowmobile went through the ice.
The rider of the snowmobile was along a retaining wall on Nippersink Creek, between Pistakee Lake and Nippersink Lake, when fire crews arrived on the scene.
Lescher said the rider was able to safely get to an island, which is south of the Route 12 bridge.
A fire department airboat was launched to the man’s location and crews brought the man back to shore.
The rider said he was uninjured and refused to be evaluated by paramedics, Lescher said.
There were no other issues and fire crews cleared the scene.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources was notified about the incident.
BruceSki’s Marine Construction and Recovery responded to the area approximately two hours later to recover the snowmobile from the water.
The sunken Ski-Doo snowmobile was located and successfully removed from the water, the company said.