Over 40 ice fishermen rescued after ice floe breaks off in Lake Erie
Category: fishing reports
Mar 10th, 2019 by Keith Worrall 222
Modified Mar 10th, 2019 at 2:18 PM
The Coast Guard and other agencies on Saturday rescued 46 ice fishermen who were on an ice floe that broke off near Catawba Island on the Ohio shore of Lake Erie, the coast guard said.
There were more people on the ice floe, but around 100 were able to “self-rescue” by swimming or walking across ice bridges that had been connected to the floe, according to the maritime law enforcement and rescue agency.
The Coast Guard was notified about the situation at around 8 on Saturday morning, and everyone was rescued by about 11 a.m., the Coast Guard said. “We’re happy to report everyone is safe,” the Coast Guard’s Marblehead station said in a statement.