Coast Guard rescues man stranded on ice in St. Joseph

CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued an injured man from the ice near the Twin Cities Bicentennial Bridge in St. Joseph, Michigan, early Thursday morning.

At 1:55 a.m., crews at Coast Guard Station St. Joseph were notified by Berrien County Dispatch of an injured person laying on the ice near the bridge.

Crews arrived on scene by 2:08 a.m., and assisted the individual off the ice to awaiting EMS for evaluation.

The person was taken to Lakeland Memorial Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

The Coast Guard reminds everyone to remain vigilant and cautious around bodies of water, as ice conditions can be very unpredictable. Be prepared for an accidental immersion. Always tell someone where you’re going, when you’ll be back, and be sure to wear proper clothing and safety gear for conditions.

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