Authorities rescue 16 people from Lake Superior

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 16 people who were stranded on Little Presque Isle off of Lake Superior near Marquette. (April 12, 2015/Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard)

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is stressing the dangers of weakening ice after 16 people were rescued from Little Presque Isle off of Lake Superior near Marquette.

Members of the Coast Guard Station Marquette, Marquette County Rescue and Marquette Township Fire Department were called Sunday to help a group of people stranded on the isle. Officials say an ice formation that the group used to get to Little Presque Isle broke apart and created a 30-foot gap between them and the mainland.

The ice rescue team used an inflatable raft to reach the group and transport 14 adults, two children and three dogs back to shore.

No one was injured, and none of the people stranded on the isle entered the water.

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