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4 snowmobilers go through Lake Superior ice near Pictured Rocks

Feb 04, 2018 08:12AM ● Published by Editor

Photo courtesy of the Alger County Sheriff's Department.

By Tanda Gmiter - tgmiter@mlive.com - Feburay 3, 2018

GRAND ISLAND, MI - Alger County Sheriff's officials are warning of dangerous ice conditions after four snowmobiles broke through the ice on Munising Bay Saturday.

The incident occurred in the East Channel near the lighthouse, close to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

"All four riders are safe, but needed transport back to the mainland from Alger County Rescue 21 members," Sheriff Todd Brock said. "Ice conditions near Grand Island are dangerous!"

The rescue team responded about 10:45 a.m. after getting a 911 call about people going through the ice.

The riders were able to pull themselves out of the water and make it to Grand Island, according to UPMatters.com.

Rescuers used a hovercraft to reach them. No injuries were reported.

Arrangements will be made to pull the snowmobiles from the water,WLUC reported.

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