Huron County Sheriff's Office
Three men were enjoying a five-day fishing trip on Saginaw Bay near McKinley Township, Michigan when their ice fishing shanty they were in got hit by strong winds and slid more than a mile and a half offshore with the men inside.
People passing by Lake Huron witnessed the fishing shanty get blown away by the powerful incoming storm coming to the area.
One of the people passing by called the Huron County dispatchers around 8 a.m and reported the homemade building was blowing out of control and they noticed someone inside struggling to stabilize the building.
EMS rushed to the scene to help the men but by the time they had gotten there to assist, Firefighters from Caseville Fire Department who arrived on the scene with an airboat said they saw the men had pulled the building back to the safety of the shoreline.
Fortunately, the men were successful and none of them were hurt during their wild experience. All three anglers claimed to be just fine and refused medical treatment.
However, they do have an incredible storm to tell now. It must have been like a scary rollercoaster ride sliding around on the ice like that. One of the men even admitted to literally crapping his pants when the shanty took off.
The men said they heard about the story and they were about to pack everything up and call it day, but they didn’t act soon enough and Mother Nature took them for a joy ride.
According to the local weather report, 50 mph winds hit the area early Sunday morning. After the incident, police advised anyone who planned to get out on the lake to stay home due to the continuing storm.