Snowmobiler Dies After Going Through St. Croix River Ice

Updated: 02/17/2013 9:35 AM KSTP.com By: Kaitlin Stevens

A snowmobiler has died after going through the ice on the St. Croix River in eastern Minnesota.
    
According to the Washington County Sheriff's office, the man went through the ice at about noon Saturday in Bayport, which is a mile south of Stillwater.
    
The Sheriff's office says the 22-year-old man was transported by ambulance to Regions Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
   
Chief Deputy Dan Starry says the man broke through the ice near the Xcel Energy Allen S. King power plant, which has a warm-water feed into the river.
    
Starry says the snowmobiler went right past the thin ice warning signs.

So far this winter, at least three Twin Cities area residents have died when their vehicles broke through ice.

The Associated Press Contributed to this Report