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Ice Fishing Trip Gone Terribly Wrong

Fisherman on a lake at winter sunny day

At least 34 people were rescued on Saturday after being stranded on a large chunk of floating ice off the shore on Green Bay, Wisconsin. At about 10:15 a.m., police received a report that multiple people were stranded on a large chunk of ice.  In less than two hours, all the people who were stranded on the floating ice were rescued with no injuries.  “It is believed a barge that had gone through the Bay shortly before the ice breakage may have contributed to the destabilization of the ice,” the sheriff’s office said. “Although the chunk of ice remained fairly stable, its condition was deteriorating rapidly (and) cracking up as it moved with the open water pounding at the edge of it,” the office added.

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