35 fishermen rescued from ice floe on Lake Superior

35 fishermen rescued from ice floe on Lake Superior Photo: WDIO

December 01, 2018 09:03 PM

The Duluth Fire Department says 35 fishermen were rescued from an ice floe off of Lake Superior Saturday morning, according to ABC-affiliate WDIO in Duluth.

According to the fire department, emergency responders took a call at 10:40 a.m. to the Bay Side of Park Point around 37 Street and Minnesota Avenue, describing 36 fishermen were stranded. 

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One fisherman swam back to shore, and the rest were removed using a ladder, three Rapid Deployment Crafts and a boat. 

The Duluth Firefighters Union said via Twitter the fire department deployed inflatable rescue boats to rescue the fishermen. 

The Duluth Fire Department told WDIO the St. Louis County Rescue Squad conducted a final sweep with an airboat to confirm everyone was off the ice and safe. 

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