NEWS
04/03/2012 11:19 EDT | Updated 06/03/2012 05:12 EDT

Manitoba RCMP investigate after man dies after falling through unsafe ice

GRAND RAPIDS, Man. - Police are investigating another death this spring from someone falling through unsafe ice.

Manitoba RCMP say a 54-year-old ice fisherman from Winkler was driving an ATV on a lake near Grand Rapids on Monday when the machine went through the ice.

An emergency crew in a boat recovered the body.

Last month, four people drowned in a lake near Kenora, Ont., after falling through the ice.

In both cases the ice on the lakes was unsafe due to recent warmer than normal weather.

Last week, Manitoba RCMP and others rescued 13 American anglers from an ice floe adrift in Lake of the Woods southeast of Winnipeg.