CLEARWATER -- The Stearns County Sheriff's Office responded today to a report of an ATV found in the water of a channel that connects Clearwater Lake and Lake Augusta.

A passerby noticed the deserted ATV and notified the authorities.

The ATV was found to belong to Ronald Geisinger, 65, of Annandale.

Geisinger arrived to the scene and told the authorities that he had been ice fishing yesterday and the dense fog disoriented him when traveling to the public access.

Geisinger said he misjudged where the public access was and drove the ATV into the water.

Geisinger apparently was unharmed and the South Haven fire department helped to get the ATV out of the water.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office reminds everyone should use caution in the fog and when going out to ice fish in these mild temperatures.