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Ice Fishermen Escorted off Lake

Updated: 03/31/2014 10:43 PM
Created: 03/31/2014 2:41 PM WDIO.com

On Monday morning, multiple emergency crews responded to Brighton Beach, on a call that two ice fishermen were in distress.

When they arrived, they found the two parties were not in any danger. "The ice was starting to separate. And in a little while, they could have been in trouble. But we got them off safely," explained Capt. Steve Sauve, with the Duluth Fire Department. 

The crews used a rescue water board, just in case someone fell in. Multiple agencies responded, including the U.S. Coast Guard and the DNR. Firefighters told us during a water rescue, a large amount of people are needed. This time, was not the case.

"I'd say the fishing season is over on the big lake," Sauve said. "With the wind the way it was, if there's a little gap in the ice, it can be pushed around and start breaking up."

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