VIDEO: U.S. Coast Guard Rescues Man Who Drove his ATV onto Lake Erie

The U.S. Coast Guard was called in this weekend to rescue a man who apparently drove his ATV onto Lake Erie ice, which then broke away from the shore.

The Coast Guard reports that a SOS call came in around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, revealing that a man was stranded on the lake near Sterling State Park in Southeast Michigan.

When Coast Guard units, from both Toledo and Detroit, located the man shortly after, he was drifting on a small ice floe, completely surrounded by water. They report that he had a full exposure suit, a cell phone, and a GPS but little else.

The man was pulled to safety via helicopter, and efforts to rescue the man's ATV are still underway.

Here's some video footage of the rescue via DVIDS.

Now see: Travels with the U.S. Coast Guard on the Frozen Great Lakes>>

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Alaina Nutile

Alaina Nutile is the Web Editor who oversees all digital content and social media initiatives for Cleveland Scene Magazine and Detroit Metro Times. Before joining the staff in June 2013, she interned at Business Insider in New York City, and at La Hora in Quito, Ecuador. Alaina is a graduate of Kalamazoo College...
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