Coast Guard Rescues Three From Ice Floe

SAGINAW BAY, Mich. – The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three people that were stranded on an ice flow in Saginaw Bay at approximately 2:00 p.m. today.

A Coast Guard Air Station Detroit HH65 rescue helicopter and a Coast Guard Station Saginaw Bay 20-foot airboat were dispatched to respond to the adrift people. The Coast Guard was notified via a cell phone the people were carrying.

Once on scene, the Coast Guard was able to safely pull the two adults and one child into the 20-foot airboat. All three were transferred to local Emergency Medical Services and were reported in good condition.

The Coast Guard would like to remind those that venture out on the ice to fish or for other recreation to use extreme caution as conditions can change rapidly. Those on the ice should carry items like a cell phone (as in this case), a VHF radio, flares or other signaling devices in case an emergency should arise. Ice is a clear, solid risk.

Source: USCG D9 Public Affairs

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