2 men rescued after truck goes through ice near Catawba Island - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

2 men rescued after truck goes through ice near Catawba Island

Ice in the Maumee River Ice in the Maumee River
OTTAWA COUNTY, OH (Press Release) -

The Coast Guard and local emergency response agencies responded to the scene of a truck that fell through the ice Friday morning near Catawba Island in Lake Erie.  

Two people were in the truck when it broke through the ice, but they were able to escape and get to shore before the truck completely fell through the ice.

At about 10 a.m., an ice rescue team from Station Marblehead was nearby, taking part in a motorcade to pay tribute to the two fallen Toledo firefighters when they got the call to respond. They drove to the scene.

Once on scene, the rescue team responded on foot to ensure the two men were alright and confirm there was no one else on the ice or in the water.

 "If you do venture out on the ice, exercise extreme caution," said Lt. James Long, chief of response at MSU Toledo. "We also want people to remain vigilant to the ever-changing weather and ice conditions as these two men were very lucky not to have fallen through the ice with their truck"

"The truck did have fuel in the tank so there is a pollution risk, but the Coast Guard will do everything we can to minimize the pollution risk as we await the salvage plan from the vehicle's owner," said Long.

The Coast Guard and other first responders advise people to remember the acronym I.C.E. when it comes to ice safety, and when planning to venture out on the frozen lakes.

I.C.E. = Information, Clothing and Equipment.

Information – Check the weather and ice conditions; tell a friend of your intended destination; know who and how to call for help.

Clothing – Wear sufficient clothing, including a dry suit, to prevent hypothermia. Choose bright colors and reflective garments to aid searchers if you should end up needing help.

Equipment – Never venture onto the ice without proper safety equipment: a marine radio, a Personal Locator Beacon, a life jacket, a compass or GPS, and screw drivers or ice picks, which may allow you to pull yourself out of the water should you break through.

For more information on how to stay safe, including how to treat hypothermia, read the Coast Guard's "Think Twice with Ice" safety brochure.

Copyright 2014 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

    Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:14 AM EST2018-02-22 06:14:16 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:28 PM EST2018-02-23 04:28:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Mourners hug as they leave the funeral of Alaina Petty, in Coral Springs, Fla., Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.  Petty was a victim of Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, ...(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Mourners hug as they leave the funeral of Alaina Petty, in Coral Springs, Fla., Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Petty was a victim of Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, ...

    The students who swarmed Florida's state capitol in the wake of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre face pushback in Legislature.

    More >>

    The students who swarmed Florida's state capitol in the wake of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre face pushback in Legislature.

    More >>
  • 'Heartbroken' Kenworthy visits South Korean dog meat farm

    'Heartbroken' Kenworthy visits South Korean dog meat farm

    Friday, February 23 2018 3:05 AM EST2018-02-23 08:05:09 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 7:48 AM EST2018-02-23 12:48:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, photo, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, left, and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas watch dogs in cages at a dog meat farm in Siheung, South Korea. Kenworthy saved five stray dogs during the S...(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, photo, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, left, and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas watch dogs in cages at a dog meat farm in Siheung, South Korea. Kenworthy saved five stray dogs during the S...

    The Associated Press joined American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy on a tour of a Korean dog meat farm that's about to be shuttered by the Humane Society International.

    More >>

    The Associated Press joined American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy on a tour of a Korean dog meat farm that's about to be shuttered by the Humane Society International.

    More >>
  • Police: father killed 5-year-old son, buried him in backyard

    Police: father killed 5-year-old son, buried him in backyard

    Friday, February 23 2018 5:09 AM EST2018-02-23 10:09:31 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 5:09 AM EST2018-02-23 10:09:31 GMT
    Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard. (Source: WGCL/CNN)Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard. (Source: WGCL/CNN)

    Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard.

    More >>

    Police said a father beat his 5-year-old son to death with a shovel Wednesday, and then buried him in a backyard.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly