Man Rescued After Being Stranded on Ice on St. Louis River

By KBJR News 1

Man Rescued After Being Stranded on Ice on St. Louis River

April 30, 2013 Updated Apr 30, 2013 at 10:07 AM CST

Superior, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- After being stranded on a piece of ice surrounded by open water on the St. Louis River for about 6 hours, a man is recovering in the hospital from signs of hypothermia.

Just before 3 a.m. Tuesday, the Superior Fire Department was called to the 28th Street boat landing after a report of someone shouting for help.

The man was about 300 yards from the nearest shore on a piece of ice surrounded by open water.

Authorities say he had been in the water at least once.

Using an airboat from the St. Louis County Rescue Squad, crews were able to rescue the patient and take him to the hospital.

Authorities do not know why or how he was stranded on the ice.

Rescuers from Superior Fire Department coordinated with Superior Police Department, Gold Cross Ambulance and St. Louis County Rescue Squad to accomplish the rescue.

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