Monday, March 24, 2014

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

Posted By on Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 10:28 AM

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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