The riders of two snowmobiles were able to escape after their snowmobiles went through the ice on the Fox River near McHenry Sunday afternoon.
The McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 2:38 p.m. Sunday to the 4300 block of North Riverdale Drive in unincorporated McHenry for a medical emergency call.
A bystander called 911 to report two snowmobiles went through the ice into the water on the Fox River.
Firefighters and paramedics arrived and confirmed no one was in the water.
The occupants of the two snowmobiles were already out and at a nearby residence, fire crews reported.
They were evaluated but declined transport to the hospital as they were uninjured.
Firefighters went onto the ice to recover one of the riders’ helmets and cleared the scene after approximately 30 minutes.
The incident occurred approximately 200 feet offshore from the residences and was south of Pistakee Lake.
BruceSki’s Marine Construction and Recovery said they were called to the scene to recover the two Polaris snowmobiles.
The company said there is a large hole in the river as a result of the snowmobiles falling through.