Coast Guard on standby for Great Lakes ice rescues due to warmer temperatures

US Coats Guard has equipment, manpower ready for ice rescues on Great Lakes

Published On: Jan 30 2013 03:38:08 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 09 2013 08:47:20 PM EST
Melting ice warning
DETROIT -

The U.S. Coast Guard has equipment and manpower ready for potential ice rescues on the Great lakes.

Warmer temps have made the ice thin and unsafe in many areas. Temps may reach into the 50s this weekend which increases the chances of people and animals falling through the ice.

A reminder to those that do head out on the ice to fish or other recreation is that you should make sure you have floatation gear, cellphone and tell others when and where you are going to be on the ice in case of an emergency.