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26 Rescued From Ice Floe In Lake Superior Off Minnesota Shoreline

No Injuries Reported After Anglers Began Floating Away In Ice Shanties

Lake Superior, Tettegouche State Park, Minnesota
View of Lake Superior from Tettegouche State Park in Minnesota. Tony Webster (CC BY 2.0)

Twenty-six people fishing on Lake Superior were rescued when an ice floe broke away from the Minnesota shoreline, stranding them in frigid weather.

The Duluth Fire Department was called Tuesday by a resident who saw ice shanties floating away. Crews brought the anglers to shore a few at a time by boat. No injuries were reported.

The U.S. Coast Guard, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Rescue Squad and the Duluth Police Department assisted.

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The rescue was similar to one last week in northeastern Wisconsin, where 66 people were stranded on an ice floe in Lake Michigan.