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Teenage fishermen rescued from floating iceberg in Upper Peninsula

Mar 28, 2018 05:30PM ● By Editor
(Photo courtesy of the Alger County Sheriff's Department)

By Tanda Gmiter - [email protected] - March 28, 2018

AU TRAIN, MI - Two teenage fishermen had to be rescued after the piece of ice they were standing on began to float away from shore.

Alger County Sheriff's officials responded to the scene near the Au Train River in the Upper Peninsula just before 9 p.m. Tuesday. They had gotten a 911 call that two people were stranded on an iceberg, WJMN reported.

Au Train is located on the shore of Lake Superior.

Three rescuers used a Rapid Deployment Craft to reach the two teens, who had floated about 400 feet from shore.

They were identified by police as Donald Owen Tucker, 17, and Waylon James Rondeau, 18, the station reported.

The young men were able to step into the rescue craft and were taken back to shore. They were not injured.

Authorities are reminding people to stay off the shore ice as the weather warms.

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