Ice Rescue Friday a Reminder of Deteriorating Conditions

A call for an ice rescue was made Friday afternoon in the area just off the northwest side of Sherwood Point in the Town of Nasewaupee. An ice fisherman with his pull-behind sled of fishing equipment was out on the ice, but he was not aware that he was actually in any trouble. Southern Door Fire Chief Rich Olson explains… Of course, as we are … Continue reading

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Water Rescue and Unmanned Boat Retrieval

This weekend’s strong winds caused some troubles around Nicolet Bay and Ephraim. First, a rescue call came in that 2 kayakers and 2 paddle-boarders were out on Nicolet Bay and, despite their struggling, could not fight the wind and return to shore. Some were reportedly without their personal flotation devices. Called to the scene were the Gibraltar Fire Department with assistance from the DNR, Coast … Continue reading

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