The cold weather in the Great Lakes area can lead to some beautiful sites, and some dangerous situations. The thick ice that is formed can be used for recreation, like skating or ice-boating – but it also creates serious hazards. Here on March 3, 2015, the USCG prepares to rescue a boater trapped in the ice. The immobilized boater had been out trying to rescue another vessel that had sunk. USCG Station Toledo services the Maumee River and Lake Erie year round with specialty training for ice rescues.
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