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Coast Guard rescues injured man stranded on ice in St. Joseph

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ST. JOSEPH, Mich. -- An injured man was rescued from the ice by the Coast Guard early Thursday morning.

Around 2 a.m., crews at Station St. Joseph were notified by Berrien County dispatch of an injured person lying on the ice near the Twin Cities Bicentennial Bridge.

Crews arrived on scene and helped the person off the ice and he was taken to Lakeland Memorial Hospital.

He is expected to make a full recovery.

The Coast Guard offered some tips when you're around icy water.

  • Be prepared for accidentally falling into the water
  • Always tell someone where you will be and when you will be back
  • Wear proper clothing and safety gear for the weather conditions.
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