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Ice fishing group rescued on Sturgeon Bay

STURGEON BAY (WBAY) — Almost 30 anglers who were out on Green Bay during Sunday’s storm had to be rescued.

Authorities say the anglers were part of a guided ice fishing group that got stranded on the ice about two miles off the shore on Sturgeon Bay.

The Department of National Resources says many people in the group were not dressed for the weather.

“We had to bring out exposure suits so they were properly dressed and wouldn’t get frostbite on the two-mile track back,” said DNR Warden Ben Tremi. “And that’s a significant distance. Fortunately, we had the right equipment and the right clothing and remarkably nobody was hurt.”

The DNR says the winds that day would have been comparable to six to eight foot waves during the summer.

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