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Five fall through ice in Michigan; one dead

January 02, 2013 at 11:59 AM

The Associated Press

GROVELAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday issued a public warning to remind people that frigid temperatures don’t guarantee that the ice on Michigan lakes is safe.

The warning followed the death of an ice angler in suburban Detroit and three other incidents in southeastern and western Michigan involving men who needed to be rescued after falling through what appeared to be solidly frozen surfaces.

Oakland County sheriff’s department divers found the body Tuesday of a 63-year-old Rose Township man who went fishing Monday on Hartwick Lake in Groveland Township, about 35 miles north-northwest of Detroit.

The body of the man, whose name wasn’t immediately released, was recovered at around 1 p.m. in 12 feet of water, said Undersheriff Michael McCabe.

“The sheriff’s office again wants to remind people that NO ice in Oakland County can be considered safe, especially this early in the winter season,” McCabe said in an email message.

Despite temperatures that dipped into the teens across the southern half of the state New Year’s Eve and Day, the ice remained too thin to support people, authorities say.

“Survey the ice, keeping in mind that ice conditions change day by day, lake by lake and location by location on the same body of water,” McCabe said.

In nearby Waterford Township, firefighters rescued two men who fell through the ice Tuesday on Scott Lake. One of the men required hospitalization, and a firefighter hurt a hand during the rescue, said Waterford fire Capt. John Lyman.

Two similar incidents happened Tuesday in western Michigan.

In Kent County’s Grattan Township, a man on an ice boat broke through the frozen surface of Big Crooked Lake and spent about 15 minutes in the water before being rescued, Mlive.com and WOOD-TV.

“The ice is way too thin for anybody to be out there,” said township fire Chief Louis Kirkbride. “The water’s very cold.”

The rescued man was hospitalized.

And in Branch County’s Ovid Township, residents used a life preserver and marine rope to rescue a 31-year-old a man who fell through the ice on Rose Lake. He also was hospitalized.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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