JUST IN: Lake Erie ice floe rescue exceeded $265K

PORT CLINTON The U.S. Coast Guard released today the cost of the mass rescue of ice fishermen on Feb
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

PORT CLINTON

The U.S. Coast Guard released today the cost of the mass rescue of ice fishermen on Feb. 7.

The cost — including air boat, 58 Coast Guard personnel (not including air crews), helicopters and one C-130 aircraft — amounted to $245,186.

Add to that the local costs of $20,000 and the total exceeds $265,000, said Ottawa County Sheriff Bob Bratton.

Read more about proposed ice fishing regulations in Wednesday’s Register.

Comments

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the taxpayers should not pay an exorbitant amount of money for rescuing people that are ice fishing, the individuals that are being rescued should be forced to pay the fees that were encoured by the coast guard and other first responders

.  In my opinion if you are going on a hazardous sport, you should be held liable for all expenses  for your rescue.