Upper Red Lake, Minnesota — More than 100 fishermen stranded on an ice floe on Upper Red Lake were rescued Friday afternoon.
The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office said they first received the call Friday around 5 p.m. Callers said there was about 30 feet of water between the broken ice and the shore.
Bystanders attempted to rescue several people using canoes before the sheriff’s office arrived on the scene. However, four people fell into the water during this time. They were pulled back onto the ice floe and went into a fishing cabin to warm themselves, the sheriff said.
Crews rescued the four fishermen around 6:40 p.m. After about an hour, the crew decided it was necessary to evacuate the remaining fishermen and bring them to shore.
According to the sheriff’s office, a total of 122 people were evacuated from the ice. There were no injuries.
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