Men escape unharmed after falling through ice on Lake St. Clair
By Julie Snyder
Posted March 4, 2013
HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Two men, and the four-wheeler they were riding on, plunged into Lake St. Clair March 3.
While the men emerged virtually unscathed, the recreational vehicle is likely a goner.
Harrison Township firefighter Bob Mlynarek confirmed that the incident occurred when the men fell through thin ice near Beacon Cove Marina at Jefferson and Crocker in Harrison Township at around 5 p.m.
The men, both from St. Clair County, were able to climb out of 8 feet of water, but needed assistance getting to shore.
Mlynarek said the men were pulled from the cracking ice to shore by members of the fire department, and the Macomb County Sheriff’s Marine Division and Michigan Marine Salvage in Harrison Township towed the four-wheeler from the lake.
One of the men was taken to McLaren Macomb medical center in Mount Clemens for observation relating to a preexisting hip condition, and the other man did not seek treatment.
The men’s ages were not immediately available. Check back for complete details about the incident.
About the author
Staff Writer Julie Snyder covers Harrison Township, Mount Clemens, Macomb County, L’Anse Creuse Public Schools, and Mount Clemens Community Schools for the Journal. She has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2003, and attended the University of Toledo with degrees in journalism and photography. Julie has received several awards for her work in Arizona and Washington, including AP awards in Arizona for breaking news reporting and feature writing.
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