Feb 28, 2021 1:30 AM

Kansas game warden helps rescue ice fisherman

Posted Feb 28, 2021 1:30 AM

NORTON COUNTY —One person was injured after an accident while ice fishing in northwest Kansas.

On Saturday, two ice fisherman were fishing together on Keith Sebelius Reservoir near Norton, according to a social media report from the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Game Wardens.

One man fell through the ice near a pressure ridge and could not get up. He stayed afloat by holding on to his sled while help arrived. His partner called 911 and friends for help.

A Game Warden with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism and two friends of the fisherman arrived on scene. Through their efforts and quick action, the man was safely rescued from poor ice conditions.

EMS was on scene and transported the man to the Norton County Hospital.

Wardens  thanked those who responded, including Game Warden, Park Manager, and Park Ranger from KDWPT; Norton County EMS; Norton County Sheriff’s Department; and multiple friends and sportsman who dropped what they were doing and helped.