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Posted on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 12:35 p.m.

Firefighters rescue fishermen from cracked ice on Four Mile Lake

By Julie Baker

Firefighters from the Chelsea Area Fire Authority rescued two fishermen who were stranded on cracked ice on Four Mile Lake Monday night, Chelsea Update reports.

The two men were about a quarter mile from shore, the report said, when the ice cracked. The men were "soaking wet" when they were rescued and one of them had mild hypothermia, according to the Update.

Four Mile Lake is in Lima Township, northeast of Chelsea.

Read the full report from Chelsea Update.

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Wed, Jan 30, 2013 : 3:55 p.m.

Once again great work from professionals that have their names dragged through the mud on a regular basis on our airwaves, all societies ills being the fault of civil employees of course.

John Roos

Wed, Jan 30, 2013 : 1:55 a.m.

I have to ask... Did they catch anything? There is a nasty cold going around.

Dog Guy

Wed, Jan 30, 2013 : 12:25 a.m.

Ice fishing: no marriage can be that bad!


Wed, Jan 30, 2013 : 2:12 a.m.

Doggy...actually it's fun IF you have a shanty and a small propane space heater.It'll get warm enough to fish sans coats.No shanty ? forget it


Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 8:55 p.m.

Unbelievable that whoever is moderating today would delete all of the comments that imply that these men should not be on thin ice and perhaps should be held responsible for having someone "save" them. Delete away!

Julie Baker

Wed, Jan 30, 2013 : 12:25 a.m.

Our commenting guidelines do not allow for name calling, which many of the blocked comments contain. You can email questions about moderation to Thanks.


Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 10:07 p.m.

I've noticed that along with the seemingly random deletions they often happen at " shift change " ( or what ever they call it ) . But I am kinda surprised that the ice started cracking, being as cold as it has been this winter.People also can't seem to wrap their minds around the fact that the Firefighters are either A- being paid regardless of what they are doing or B-they are volunteers.Plus it's like on the job training

Rick Stevens

Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 7:58 p.m.



Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 5:50 p.m.

Hope they don't forget to send a bill.


Tue, Jan 29, 2013 : 5:48 p.m.

Fifty degrees is perfect ice fishing weather.

dading dont delete me bro

Wed, Jan 30, 2013 : 2:07 a.m.

also perfect for shoveling SLUSH out of the street gutters so the water will run... SLUSH... smh