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Man Escorted off Boat in the Straits of Mackinac

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Members of the Mackinac Island Fire Department ventured onto the ice this morning to escort a crew member on board a tug, back to shore.

The tug is in the Straits of Mackinac, near the Grand Hotel.

The Assistant Fire Chief says he got a call around 9:30 this morning that a man needed off the ship because his mother had died.

Fire fighters used ice and water rescue gear to safely get the man back on land and on his way home.