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3 fisherman, ice shanty, caught off guard by wind storm

MCKINLEY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WNEM) – Three males had been rescued after being caught off guard by a strong wind storm Sunday morning.

The Huron County Sheriff’s Office mentioned that simply earlier than 8:00 a.m., deputies had been despatched to the Fillion Road Public Access Site for experiences of an ice fishing shanty incident.

A witness mentioned that a big shanty was being blown throughout the ice, and there was an individual struggling exterior of it. Winds had been reported to be 50 mph or more.

Kelly Hanson, the Huron County Sheriff, mentioned the shanty seemed to be home made, and the dimensions of a small camper. Investigators estimated that the shanty traveled one mile through the incident.

Deputies stood by on shore and saved monitor of the fisherman who had been about 1.5 miles offshore whereas the Caseville Fire Department responded to the scene with an airboat.

Hanson mentioned the airboat ended up not getting used as a result of the fisherman had been capable of get again to shore on their very own.

Deputies realized the native males has spent the night time fishing within the shanty and had been beginning to head in when the incident occurred. One man was utilizing the lavatory of the shanty when it took off on the ice uncontrolled.

All three males mentioned they had been unhurt and refused remedy from an ambulance.

Hanson mentioned his workplace warned different fisherman to remain off the ice till the winds subside, and to be further cautious when going again out on the deteriorating ice.

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