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Saturday, February 7, 2009

fishermen trapped on slab

Media reports put the number of those rescued - thought to be mostly fishermen - at between 100 and 145.
Fishermen say ice on Lake Erie has been particularly thick this winter, luring more people on than usual. The ice started to crack when temperatures rose above freezing this
weekend and strong gusts of wind pushed on the ice, he told AP. The slab of ice that broke off and floated away was about eight miles (13 km) wide, the Coast Guard said. It is thought the anglers had used wooden pallets to make a temporary
bridge across a crack to get further out on the lake, leaving them
stranded when the ice shifted and the planks fell in the water. i used to live in Ohio (albeit, shortly) and i imagine a scene more like lemmings than people...

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