2 fall through ice while fishing in southwestern Michigan


By: Associated Press

EDWARDSBURG, Mich. (AP) — Two men have fallen through ice while fishing on small southwestern Michigan lakes.

Cass County Sheriff Joseph Underwood Jr. says a man fell into Juno Lake about 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Edwardsburg, just north of the Indiana state line.

The man was pulled from the water by another angler and refused medical care.

About an hour earlier, another man fell into Bogart Lake, northeast of Edwardsburg in Jones. Underwood says that man crawled from the hole in the ice and made it to shore safely. He also refused medical care.

Temperatures in southwestern Michigan reached into the 50s on Saturday.

Underwood says people should stay off lakes until the ice refreezes and is able to hold their weight.