Coast Guard Station Toledo rescues 2 from North Maumee Bay near Toledo

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CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard crew rescued two people from the North Maumee Bay near the Ohio/Michigan border after they fell through the ice with their snowmobiles early Sunday morning.

Just after 12 a.m., two people contacted the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Toledo, Ohio, to report they had fallen through the ice on their snowmobiles with two other people. They were able to climb to the shore but the two other people were stranded on an unstable ice shelf.

An ice-rescue crew from Station Toledo responded and safely guided the two stranded people to the shore.

All four people declined medical attention. Commercial salvage has been contacted to remove the snowmobiles.

“Ice is very unpredictable in nature, and it’s important that outdoor enthusiasts remember to prepare before heading out,” said Chief Petty Officer Gabriel Settel, the assistant command center chief at Coast Guard Sector Detroit.

Coast Guard crews plan to assess the scene and monitor the situation for any potential pollution related to the snowmobiles.

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