Rescue crews saved 27 folks stranded on a large piece of ice floating off the shore of Level Consolation in Inexperienced Bay, police in Wisconsin stated.
The ice broke away from the shoreline, carrying dozens out over the frigid bay waters, in accordance with the Brown County Sheriff’s Workplace.
Police, firefighters and the Coast Guard responded the morning of Saturday, Jan. 8, the sheriff’s workplace stated.
“Barge site visitors yesterday seems to have weakened the ice alongside the east shore of the Bay, subsequently, the ice must be prevented for all leisure use,” the BCSO wrote in a Fb submit, warning others to remain away from the realm.
One man caught on the ice floe, Shane Nelson, was ice fishing with a pal when a loud noise caught their consideration, WLUK reported.
“It appeared like, virtually, anyone fired a gun on the market,” Nelson informed the TV station. “We thought it was attention-grabbing, obtained out of our shanty, took a glance and folks have been yelling on the ice we’re separating.”
Nelson and the opposite castaways have been rescued in a matter of hours, ferried again to shore a boatload at a time, police informed WLUK.
No accidents have been reported.