2 fishermen rescued after being stranded on Alger County ice

Published: Mar. 28, 2018 at 12:22 AM EDT
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Two teenage fishermen were rescued without injury Tuesday night near the Au Train River.

According to the Alger County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 8:53 p.m. Tuesday, Alger County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting that two fishermen were stranded on a floating iceberg that broke off of shore in Au Train near the Au Train River.

The Alger County Rescue 21 Unit, Alger County EMS and the Au Train Twp. Fire Department responded to the scene. A Rapid Deployment Craft, manned with three rescuers, was launched from shore where it ultimately rescued 17-year-old Donald Owen Tucker and 18-year-old Waylon James Rondeau approximately 400 feet from shore.

Both were able to board the RDC and were successfully pulled back to the mainland by the shore crew. They were rescued without injury.

The Alger County Sheriff’s Office would like to caution all people venturing out onto the ice. With the warmer weather coming, the ice conditions are sure to deteriorate.