Wisconsin teen dies when skid-steer breaks through ice

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A 13-year-old Wisconsin boy died on Monday when the skid-steer he was driving broke through ice on a pond near the town of Loyal, Wisconsin.

A press release from the Clark County Sheriff's Office says the teen was clearing snow from a pond when he broke through, according to a WSAW report.

Crews responded to the scene near Pelsdorf Avenue and Center Avenue around 11:38 a.m. Monday.

The Associated Press reports a family member became concerned and found the victim after going to look for him.

The boy was pronounced dead at a hospital in Marshfield. His name has not been released.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says there is no such thing as 100 percent safe ice. The DNR says ice strength is based on a combination of several factors and can vary from water body to water body.

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