200 ice anglers rescued from breakaway chunk of ice
By angelamontana

Posted: November 29, 2022

Two hundred ice anglers in Minnesota had a scary day after they ended up stuck on a huge chunk of ice that broke away on Upper Red lake, approximately 300 miles north of Minneapolis.  According to Fox News, there was 30 yards of open water separating the hard water anglers from the rest of the ice.

“After assessing the extent of the open water with visual and drone operations, a narrow spot of the separation was found and a temporary bridge was deployed to evacuate the stranded fishermen,” Beltrami County Sheriff Chief Deputy Jarrett Walton said in a statement. 

JR’s Corner Access, a business that offers ice house rentals and fish cleaning, posted a photo on Facebook of the small bridge used to rescue the anglers that were trapped. (See below)

Read the full article by Louis Casiano via Fox News here.

Feature photo credit:  Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office
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