The rescue of seven people who became stranded while ice fishing on Green Bay Tuesday is resulting in warnings to stay off the ice during extremely cold weather. The Door County Sheriffs Office and U.S. Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay responded to a cellphone call just after 4:00 Tuesday afternoon from the seven people, who were in a shanty near Snake Island. Two airboats were brought in to bring the seven people into shore. U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Walsh says the airboats were the only way to get those who were stranded back to shore.
The rescue operation was finished just before 7:00 PM Tuesday evening and none of the seven people required medical attention. The rescue effort was aided by Door County Emergency Services, Department of Natural Resources Conservation officers, Brussels Union Gardner Firefighters and Southern Door Firefighters.