Man’s Detroit-Toronto walk ends on frozen Lake St. Clair

A Coast Guard crew rescues a 25-year-old man attempting to walk across Lake St. Clair, March 5, 2015 .(Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Josh Zike)

ALGONAC, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a man’s plan to walk from Detroit to Toronto ended in the middle of frozen Lake St. Clair, when an icebreaker spotted him.

The Coast Guard says in a statement that a lookout on the Cutter Neah Bay spotted the 25-year-old man walking on the lake Thursday morning, 1 1/2 miles from Ontario’s Seaway Island.

A Coast Guard crew rescues a 25-year-old man attempting to walk across Lake St. Clair, March 5, 2015 .(Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Josh Zike)
A Coast Guard crew rescues a 25-year-old man attempting to walk across Lake St. Clair, March 5, 2015 .(Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Josh Zike)

It says the crew questioned him, treated him for hypothermia, and “assisted him aboard the cutter.”

The Coast Guard says the 25-year-old U.S. citizen wasn’t dressed for conditions on the lake, had no flotation gear and no form of communication.

It says the cutter docked at Algonac, where emergency medical workers treated the man.

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