Anglers rescued from ice on Green Bay - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Anglers rescued from ice on Green Bay


NEW FRANKEN (WKOW) -- The U.S. Coast Guard says 10 fishermen were rescued from an ice floe that broke free near Green Bay Monday morning.

Officials say 14 anglers were on ice near Red River Park in New Franken when wind caused the ice to break.

The group was divided after the ice split beneath their feet.

"We just heard the ice crack and it started drifting as we were fishing, and we started packing up and as we were packing up the ice started drifting faster than we thought," said Pete Borihane, who was one of the rescued group members.

Rescuers say one chunk of ice was about the size of a football field. The other was larger.

Brown County crews and the U.S. Coast Guard both launched air boats and were able to get everyone safely to shore. Everyone was checked and cleared by medical crews on the shore.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WKOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Anna Engelhart at 608-661-2767. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at