Angler rescued after breaking through ice

GLADSTONE – An ice fisherman went through the ice about 11:15 a.m. today near Butler’s Island off from the Kipling boat launch site. Gladstone Public Safety, the Delta County Sheriff’s Department, and the Michigan DNR were all called to the scene.

Officials were advised the ice fisherman was standing on top of his submerged four-wheeler but needed assistance in being removed from the situation. The rescue hovercraft from Gladstone Public Safety was utilized and the fisherman, Ron Trekas of Gladstone, was assisted in getting to shore. He was treated at the scene by Rampart EMS for some exposure concerns but was not transported to any medical facility. His four-wheeler was recovered from the water.

Officials urged extreme caution out on the ice as, even with recent colder temperatures, the conditions are unpredictable.