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Car falls through ice on Iowa Great Lakes

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Another rite of spring has made its passage in the Iowa Great Lakes. The shell of a car that's been parked the past couple of months on the ice on Smith's Bay has fallen through.

It took place either late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.

Each year the Spirit Lake Sunrise Kiwanis Club and American Red Cross sell tickets as a fundraiser.

Purchasers can buy a specific hour and minute of the day as to when they the vehicle will succumb to the thinning ice.

A clock that's activated when the car goes into the water determines the time as to when the plunge took place.

The person that's closest to guessing the actual time is the winner of $1,000.

This year's winner won't be known until sometime this Saturday.

That's when divers with the Arnolds Park-Okoboji Underwater Search and Rescue Dive Team will bring the vehicle back up, at which time the clock will be retrieved.

To avoid any pollution, the engine and all fluids were removed from the car before it was parked on the lake.

When did the car fall through last year?

A year ago at this time we had already known the winner for a couple of weeks, as the car had gone through already in the middle of March.

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