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Janesville Man Dies After Vehicle Falls Through Ice

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ON LAKE ELYSIAN -

Authorities identify a Janesville man who died after his vehicle fell through the ice on lake Elysian.

Waseca County Sheriff's office says 72 year-old Clifford Coonrod was pulled from his submerged vehicle around 3:30 this afternoon.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say some friends called 9-1-1 to report finding open water on the lake after going there hoping to find Coonrod… who reportedly didn't show up for lunch.

Officers from throughout the area used UTVs to travel between the staging area and the accident site out toward the middle of the lake.

Agencies at the scene included the Le Sueur County Dive Team, officials from Waseca and Rice County Sheriff's Offices, Janesville and Waseca Fire, and North Ambulance.