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A snowmobile crossing sign marks a crossing on Bay Road in Queensbury on Feb. 8, 2012Derek Pruitt/The Post-Star

LOWVILLE — A group of five snowmobilers were stranded on Saturday afternoon when their sleds broke through ice.

The two adults and three children were riding near Denning and Seven By Nine roads in the town of Pinckney when they broke through ice, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

“They reported that all four of their snowmobiles had broken through thin ice and that they were standing in water, unable to get out,” a release from the sheriff’s office about the incident reads.

The group was found through the cooperation of a local resident and a number of other snowmobilers off the main trail in a beaver flow.

A UTV side-by-side belonging to the Croghan Fire Department was used to pull the sleds from the water.

No names were provided, but no injuries were indicated.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by state police, the state Forest Ranger, Lewis County Search and Rescue, the cold water rescue teams of the 3-G and Croghan Fire Departments, the Lewis County Dive Team and the Barnes Corners Sno-Pals snow groomers.

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