Contact Us

Casper Man Rescued After Falling Through Ice On North Platte River

North Platte River Winter
Kevin Koile – TownSquare Media

A Casper man is recovering after rescue crews were able to pull him to safety, after he fell through the ice on the North Platte River on Monday, February 24th.

Casper Fire EMS says sometime before 9am, a call came in, regarding a man in his 40′s, who had fallen through the ice on the river, near the intersection of Ashter and Daisy, on the southwest side of the city.

Spokesman Pat McJunkin says the man was pulled to safety, within 10 minutes after rescue crews arrived on scene, but no one knows how long he had been in the water before then.

As for why the man was out on the ice…

“He had indicated that he was walking to someone’s house and had decided to shortcut across the ice, so one of those things that is tempting to do, but do not do that under any circumstances. That ice is very difficult to tell what kind of condition it’s in. It’s never safe to cross the ice.”

McJunkin says it seems that so far this year, there’s been an increase in the number of winter water rescues, compared to past years.

More News from K2 Radio

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://k2radio.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on K2 Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on K2 Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!