A call came in at around 9:45 Thursday morning concerning six ice fishermen who needed to be saved. Four of them were near Red River County Park on a piece of ice that had become separated from shore and had floated about 40 feet into deeper water. Those four were rescued by New Franken Fire Department. The Luxemburg Fire Department also dispatched a boat to rescue two more in a similar situation roughly two miles north. Captain Norman Heraly says none of the fishermen ever fell into the water. The call came in from a third party.
Heraly says the warm temperatures and rain have made conditions poor, and he recommends that everyone stay off the ice for the rest of the spring.