State Police searching lake for man who went through ice

NEWPORT CENTER — Vermont State Police plan to resume their search for a man believed to have fallen through the ice on a lake while using a tractor to move an ice shanty.
Police searched Lake Memphremagog in Newport Center on Sunday, but didn’t recover a body.
They said they received a report about 7:30 p.m. Saturday of an ice shanty and tractor going through the ice. Police later determined it was likely that a man went into the lake, as well, and did not resurface.
The State Police Scuba Team, the Newport Center Fire Department and the U.S. Border Patrol searched for the man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of family.
Police said the tractor is submerged in about 25 feet of water, and the ice shanty is partially submerged.

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