FAIRHAVEN TOWNSHIP -- Stearns County Sheriff's deputies responded to Clearwater Lake in Fair Haven Township this afternoon after a report of a vehicle that went through the ice.

Deputies arrived on scene at about 11:15 a.m. and found a pickup in three feet of water, about 300 yards from the boat landing off of Bayberry Road.

Authorities say 84-year-old Charles Hansen was found sitting on top of the roof, while his wife, 83-year-old Mary Esselman, was still inside the vehicle.

South Haven Rescue helped the Sartell couple safely to shore.

Hansen says he wasn't familiar with the lake and was meeting up with friends to fish.

The truck has been removed from the water.