Three fishermen — unless they were really soliciting prostitutes — are safe after their homemade ice-fishing shanty was blown about a mile across a bay in Michigan with them in it.
The winds were estimated at about 50 mph, according to authorities. No one was injured in the incident.
According to reports a person not with the group called 911 early on Sunday morning after seeing someone struggling with the shanty… you know, since it was being blown across the fvcking ice.
Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hanson said in a news release that the shanty, which had been occupied by three unnamed men, was about 1.5 miles offshore when his deputies arrived.
He added that a fire department airboat was taken to the site for a rescue, but the three men eventually were able to make it across the ice to shore on their own.
Naturally, the men refused medical treatment, because they aren’t babies.
They reportedly told deputies that they spent Saturday night on the ice in the shanty and were aware of an approaching storm, but apparently took for granted the power of the winds.
If it were me… I probably would not take into account how much I smoked that day and would have had to make the same call.
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