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Washington man dies after falling through ice on Idaho lake


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HARRISON, Idaho (AP) — A 60-year-old Washington man died on Friday after falling through the ice at a lake in northern Idaho, Authorities said.

The Kootenai County sheriff’s office said Dale Renfro from Spokane Valley, Washington, died after falling through the ice at Blue Lake in Harrison, Idaho.

Emergency responders went to the lake after a report of someone yelling for help, authorities said.

Renfro’s body was found partially submerged in the lake. Authorities said it’s not clear if he drowned or died of prolonged exposure to the cold.

His family told authorities that Renfro was an avid fisherman, and he probably went onto the lake to fish.

The lake typically freezes, but the winter has been mild. Authorities said anyone who goes onto the ice should wear a life preserver.