Coast Guard called to make ice rescue Monday night on Saginaw Bay hours after saving 11 stranded on ice floe in Wisconsin

Members from the Coast Guard in Detroit, Traverse City and Saginaw were called into action Monday night.
Coast Guard rescuing people stuck on Lake Michigan
Photo credit US Coast Guard STA Sturgeon Bay

(WWJ) – The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued a group of 14 people who were stranded on the ice of Saginaw Bay Monday night.

Officials said shortly before 9 p.m. assets from the Air Stations in Traverse City, Detroit and Saginaw River were all en route to the scene.

As of 10 p.m., officials told WWJ 14 total people had been rescued.

An air crew from Detroit airlifted six people and they were taken to receive medical treatment. A Huron County airboat crew had rescued three people.

Coast Guard officials said an estimated 10-15 people were still on the ice floe shortly before 10 p.m., but they had all been rescued, as of 10:15 p.m.

Officials did not say whether anyone had been injured or how they became stranded.

The rescue came just hours after members of the Coast Guard in Traverse City helped saved nearly a dozen people stranded on an ice floe off the shore of Sherwood Point, Wisconsin.

Officials with the Coast Guard Great Lakes say multiple agencies, including the Traverse City Air Station responded to the scene, about 100 yards off the shore, near Green Bay and Sturgeon Bay.

The Coast Guard and local firefighters rescued 11 people who were stuck on the large piece of floating ice, which broke free while they were ice fishing.

Officials did not say whether their shanties were saved.

Multiple agencies from two states were involved after a large piece of floating ice broke free about 100 years off the shore of Sherwood Point, Wisconsin.

Of the 11 people rescued, there were no reported injuries.  No word if their ice shanties survived.

Stay tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 for the latest details on this developing story.

Featured Image Photo Credit: US Coast Guard