Saturday, February 7, 2009
Significant Ice Rescue Operations in Progress on Western Lake Erie
Significant ice rescue operations are in progress on the western basin on Lake Erie. Jerusalem Twp FD (Lucas County) is the lead agency, with Oregon FD, Toledo FD, Washington Twp FD assiting as well as agencies from Ottawa County. There are reports of upwards of 150-500 people trapped on ice flows. A significant 100 yard wide crack from Davis Besse plant west to Maumee Bay has developed. Staging and command posts are at the Metzger Marsh and Crane Creek State Park areas. A USCG helicopter from Air Station Detroit is overhead, ProMedica Air 1 helicopter is also enroute. Live feed scanner activity is on www.ScanAmerica.us (Lucas County, Ohio Live Police, Fire, and EMS Scanners).