The Coast Guard rescued a man attempting to walk across Lake St. Clair Thursday morning.
Officials say the 25-year-old man said he was attempting to walk from Detroit to Toronto.
At about 9:30 a.m., the lookout assigned to Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay spotted the man walking in the middle of frozen Lake St. Clair, about one and a half miles from Seaway Island. The ice-rescue team aboard the 140-foot ice-breaking tug deployed on foot to rescue the man. He was treated for symptoms of hypothermia.
The man was taken back to shore in Algonac, where he was met by emergency medical service personnel. His name has not been released.
It's the first rescue of a person conducted by an ice-rescue team deployed from a Great Lakes cutter in more than 4 years.


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