Man, daughter, pulled from southwest Alaska lake

Lake Aleknagik

Lake Aleknagik is roughly 16 miles northwest of Dillingham.

A man and his daughter plunged through thin ice on a southwest Alaska lake and were rescued with the aid of a village public safety officer.

Alaska State Troopers say the man and his daughter were riding just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday on an all-terrain vehicle pulling a trailer when they went through ice near the north shore of Lake Aleknagik.

The village of Aleknagik is 16 miles northwest of Dillingham.

VPSO Jason Creasey spotted the incident from the lake’s south shore. He called homes closest to the north shore and three residents responded.

They threw ropes to the man and his daughter, pulled them out and hustled them to a warm home.

Both wore life jackets.

The ATV was removed from 15 to 20 feet of water.