27 People Rescued from Floating Ice Chunk in Green Bay, Wisconsin

An ice rescue operation on Jan. 8, 2022. / Brown County Sheriff’s Office.

Twenty-seven people were rescued after a chunk of ice broke away from shore Saturday in Green Bay, Wisconsin, officials told NBC Chicago.

The ice had floated nearly a mile from the shoreline by the time those on it were rescued, NBC Chicago reported. The 27 people floated for about an hour and a half before they were rescued.

The sound of the ice disconnecting was similar to a gunshot, those aboard it said.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Kalhan Rosenblatt