More than 100 fishermen stuck in the middle of the lake on a broken ice floe
On New Year's Eve in Minnesota, USA, more than a hundred fishermen were on the verge of irreparable disaster. While they were fishing, a piece of ice floe suddenly broke off below them and carried them further away from the shore.
Fortunately, the rescue operation was successful and none of the fishermen were injured. According to ABC News, the ice floe broke off in Lake Superior in the north of the state.
A total of 122 people were at risk of being trapped in the icy water. It is worth noting that this lake is the largest of all the reservoirs within the state, so the danger was serious.
According to the police, the fishermen were separated from the shore by thirty feet of cold water, and even a short swim of this distance could lead to frostbite, so people were waiting for rescuers.
Four people fell into the water when the ice started to move, but they were quickly pulled onto the floating ice and warmed up as best they could. The rescuers provided first aid to those who were soaked to the skin.
All Minnesotans have been warned that the weather may fail them this year, so the ice is not as strong as they would like it to be.