An ice fishing trip in frigid weather ended with seven people calling for help. The Door County Sheriffs Office received a call just after 4:00 Tuesday afternoon for an ice rescue on Green Bay just off Sand Bay Point Road. According to a U.S. Coast Guard news release the seven people were inside in an ice shanty and were unable to make it back to shore due to difficulties with their ATV and inclement weather. The weather on scene was reported as 4 below zero with a wind chill factor of minus 30 degrees and large snow drifts. Door County Sheriff's deputies worked with Door County Emergency Services, Department of Natural Resources Conservation officers, Brussels Union Gardner Firefighters, the Southern Door Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard. Coast Guard and DNR crews arrived on scene with airboats, loaded the seven people in the two boats and transported them to shore with no apparent injuries or medical concerns. The rescue operations were finished just before 7:00 PM.
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