Fishermen rescued without injury after being stranded on ice

AU TRAIN — Two teenage fishermen were rescued without injury near the Au Train River on Tuesday night.

At approximately 8:53 p.m, Alger County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting that two fishermen were stranded on a floating iceberg that broke off of shore. The Alger County Rescue 21 Unit, Alger County EMS and the Au Train Township Fire Department responded to the scene.

The Rapid Deployment Craft, manned with three rescuers, was launched from shore. The RDC ultimately rescued 17 year-old Donald Owen Tucker and 18 year-old Waylon James Rondeau approximately 400 feet from the shore.

Both subjects were successfully pulled back to the mainland by the shore crew. Both subjects were rescued without injuries.

The Alger County Sheriff’s Office would like to caution all people venturing out onto the ice that warmer weather is coming and ice conditions are sure to deteriorate.