(CBC) Audrey Berndt usually accompanies her husband Kevin Wiseman when he grooms the trails for a west Quebec snowmobile club.
She says she doesn't want him to be alone, in case something goes wrong.
Something did go wrong on Wednesday around 6 p.m. and Berndt had a front-row seat — literally. She was in the passenger seat as Wiseman steered the snowcat out of the bush on an unfamiliar route and onto what he thought was a field.
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The couple quickly realized they were actually on snow-covered McMullin Lake, near Val-des-Monts, Que.
As Wiseman turned the large, heavy snowcat to get back on land, it plunged through the ice.