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March 4, 2013

Men escape unharmed after falling through ice on Lake St. Clair

By Julie Snyder
C & G Staff Writer

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.

You can reach C & G Staff Writer Julie Snyder at jsnyder@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1039.