Group Stranded On Mille Lacs 22 Dec 11

A group of 10 people fishing on the ice of Mille Lacs Lake on Wednesday found themselves stranded when a huge piece of ice broke away. Three area fire departments used a Hovercraft and boats to move the group from the ice island to shore Wednesday night. No one fell into the frigid water. Unseasonably mild temperatures lately have officials warning people to stay off the ice, especially in southern Minnesota.