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Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office Rescues Man From Ice Floe in Saint Mary’s River

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 10 a.m. Friday from a man stuck on an Ice Floe in the Saint Mary’s River.

The man initially ventured out on a snowmobile, but when he got to an area about a mile from the Rock Point Road Launch, the ice got thinner. That’s when he got off his ride and walked to find a fishing spot.

After he began to fish, the ice he was on blew out from a wind gust and drifted toward the shipping channel. The man called for help using his cellphone, and a sergeant and deputy sheriff went out on a hovercraft to rescue the fisherman.


He was uninjured.

The sheriff says the man is lucky he had a phone and cell service considering the spot was close to Canadian tower space.