Firefighters Save Teens Stranded On Chunk Of Ice In Lake Michigan

| by Dominic Kelly

Two teens were rescued by a local fire department after becoming stranded on a chunk of ice in the middle of Lake Michigan, Wisconsin.

According to reports, two teens, ages 17 and 18, were playing on a piece of ice behind the Racine Zoo in Wisconsin when the chunk suddenly broke off and the two began floating off into the middle of the lake. By the time the Racine Fire Department arrived, the teens had already floated out nearly 40 yards into the water. Luckily, three divers were able to get into the water and swim to the teens. The rescuers used life vests to bring the boys safely back to dry land, and more firefighters waited on the shore with a ladder to help them.

"You can’t predict it," Rick Piehl, a paramedic, said of the rocky waters. "So you can’t say this is how it’s going to break down."

Thankfully, no injuries were reported, and visitors to the lake say it's hard for anyone to tell where the beach actually starts and ends.

Sources: Fox 6 Now, The Journal Times, Daily Mail / Photo Source: Daily Mail