Coast Guard cancels planned ice-breaking operations in Saginaw Bay

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DETROIT — The Coast Guard has canceled ice-breaking operations that were scheduled to take place in Saginaw Bay, beginning Saturday morning.

The ice-breaking operations were announced Thursday.

Anyone participating in ice activities on the Great Lakes should follow the acronym of I.C.E.:

Information about current weather and ice conditions. Tell a friend of your intended destination. Know who and how to call for help.

Clothing that is appropriate for the activity. Dress for the water temperature, not the air temperature. Choose bright colors and reflective garments to aid searchers if you should end up needing help.

Equipment to be safer on the ice. Always bring a life jacket, a compass or GPS, a means of communication, such as a marine radio, and screw drivers or ice picks, which may allow you to pull yourself out of the water should you break through.

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