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Old 02-06-2021, 10:03 AM
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Coast Guard - Rescued 66 People From Ice Floes Adrift on Wisconsin Bay
By: The Associated Press & Military.com News - 02-06-21
Re: https://www.military.com/daily-news/...onsin-bay.html

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FILE -- In this Feb. 17, 2014 file photo, crew members from Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay pass an injured man to Menominee, Wisconsin Fire and Rescue members completing a medical evacuation of an injured passenger aboard the research vessel Sikuliaq. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy)


Date: 6 Feb 2021 - The Associated Press | By The Associated Press
STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard and several other agencies rescued 66 people stranded on ice floes in a bay in northeastern Wisconsin.

Ice boats and helicopters were used to bring the people who were ice fishing to safety Thursday in Door County. Three separate ice floes broke away after cracks developed between the shore and groups of people, the Coast Guard said.

High winds associated with an approaching winter storm pushed the floes further from shore. No one was injured.

“Today’s success is a direct result of effective training and the long standing and close relationships with our agency partners in the greater Sturgeon Bay Area,” said Cmdr. Bryan Swintek, search and rescue coordinator for Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan.

Coast Guard Ice Rescue teams from Sturgeon Bay, Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay, two helicopters from Traverse City, Michigan, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and local government agencies assisted in the rescue, which took four hours to complete.

Helicopter crews lowered rescue swimmers to the ice to help coordinate the rescues as local first responders and the Coast Guard's ice boats arrived.

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