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Updated - 10 People Rescued From Ice


The Coast Guard and other agencies were pressed into action Monday to rescue 10 people stranded on the ice on the bay of Green Bay.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Station in Sturgeon Bay received a call around 9:45 a.m. Monday about 14 people who became stranded when several ice shelves broke free from a larger ice mass near Bay Shore Park in Dyckesville.

Coast Guard crews rescued two people, the Brown County Sheriff's Department picked up six, and the New Franken Fire Department rescued two. Four made it to shore on their own.

All 14 people were checked out by emergency medical services on shore and no one needed further treatment at medical facilities.

"Ice is extremely dangerous and unpredictable and we want to remind everyone to take proper safety precautions when they are on or near icy water," says Cmdr. Erik Leuenberger, Sector Lake Michigan search and rescue mission coordinator. "The multi-agency response from the local and county agencies and the Coast Guard went exceptionally well."

The water temperature in the area is currently 32 degrees and the air temperature at the time of the rescue was 22 degrees.


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