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2 rescued from ice in De Pere

3:56 PM, Feb. 26, 2013  |  Comments
Ice fishermen are rescued by the De Pere Fire Department after an ice shelf on the Fox River broke away from shore at Voyageur Park, Tuesday, February 26, 2013. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media
Ice fishermen are rescued by the De Pere Fire Department after an ice shelf on the Fox River broke away from shore at Voyageur Park, Tuesday, February 26, 2013. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media
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Two men were rescued from the ice near Voyageur Park on Tuesday afternoon while ice fishing on the Fox River.

The pair was rescued by the fire department at Fox Point Launch, 3630 Riverside Drive.

Fire Chief Robert Kiser said the men were stranded on the ice about 50 feet from shore when the fire department was dispatched to the scene around noon, and by the time the of the rescue, they were 200 feet from shore due to the rapid current.

Both were rescued safely before 1 p.m., and their equipment was retrieved.

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