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Bodies identified after Lake Minnetonka drowning

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Authorities have identified a Maple Grove man and his grandmother who drowned when their car broke through the ice on Lake Minnetonka.

The Hennepin County medical examiner says 31-year-old Harland Dietrich and 87-year-old Mary Ann Haram were both pronounced dead just after 7 P.M. on Saturday.

Dispatchers got the call just before 2:30 from a man who said his car was sinking in Lake Minnetonka.

The incident unfolded under the Gray's Bay Bridge in a channel of the lake.

Dietrich and Haram were both unconscious when divers recovered them.

Officials say it's extremely dangerous to drive or walk on channels and pressure ridges on the lake. 14 vehicles have broken through the ice there this winter.

All but one of the incidents happened on channels or pressure ridges.