Teenager safe after ice rescue on Munising Bay

MUNISING, Mich. (WLUC)- A teenager is safe after being rescued from the ice on Tuesday night out in Munising Bay.

According to the Alger County Sheriff’s Office, they received a call from 17-year-old James Zielinski, on Munising Bay at approximately 9:20 p.m. on Tuesday.

Zielinski said that he was on the ice near the Munising City Dock and the ice was beginning to crack as he was attempting to get to shore.

Munising City Police responded to observe the teenager standing on the ice approximately 50’ east of the Munising City dock.

The Alger County Rescue 21 team was called to respond.

They were able to extricate Zielinski by utilizing the Rapid Deployment Craft.

The Zielinski was then escorted to the Alger County Ambulance where EMS personnel evaluated and treated him for low body temperatures.

The victim was released from the scene to his father.

The Alger County Sheriff’s Office warns all people venturing out onto the ice to use extreme caution.

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