Coast Guard helps rescue seven fishermen from ice near Sturgeon Bay
A Coast Guard crew helped rescue seven fishermen stranded on the ice near Sturgeon Bay Tuesday.
The Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay says the seven anglers were in an ice shanty about a mile northeast of Snake Island. They were unable to make it back to shore because their UTV wouldn't run in the subzero temperatures and drifting snow.
"The weather on scene was reported as 4 below zero with a wind chill factor of minus 30 degrees and large snow drifts," the Coast Guard says.
The Coast Guard and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources helped get the anglers on airboats and transported them to shore.
No one was hurt.
The Coast Guard warns people against going out on the ice during this deep freeze due to the risks to personal safety and safety of the first responders.
The Coast Guard worked with the DNR, Door County Dispatch, and Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire.