With the massive and controversial Feb. 7 ice rescue fresh in their minds, local and federal officials prepare for a new season of ice fishing.
Sheriff Bob Bratton said in the 11 months since the 100-plus fishermen rescue from an 8-mile-long ice floe north of Ottawa County, agencies have created an organized response plan.
This year, a fire or EMS chief will be in charge of any rescues. He or she will decide when and if to call for back up -- law enforcement will only keep order.
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