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No One Hurt In Incident On West Lake Okoboji; Winter Games Wrap Up For Another Year

Mon 1-30-2017

(Arnolds Park)-- The 2017 University of Okoboji may be one for the record books when it comes to crowds. That word from the Iowa Great Lakes Chamber of Commerce.

Officials say the weather, snow cover and ice conditions were ideal, and they brought in record numbers of people to the various events over the weekend.

From the law enforcement side of things, officials say no major incidents were reported. However there was a close call Saturday evening when the front end of a pickup dropped through some thin ice in the area of Pillsbury Point on West Lake Okoboji. No one was hurt in the incident.

There were also reports of at least one snowmobile that fell through after encountering some open water.

Officials say planning is already underway for next year's event.