Ice climber rescued near Sand Point

Police: Subject fell nearly 20 feet, sustained ‘significant injuries’

MUNISING — An ice climber was rescued near Sand Point on Friday, the Alger County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Alger County Dispatch received a 911 call around 3:43 p.m. reporting that an ice climber had fallen approximately 20 feet and had significant injuries.

The victim was climbing the ice formation known as Sweet Mother Moses, which is located approximately a half mile east of Sand Point in Munising. Alger County Rescue 21, Alger County EMS, Alger County Sheriff’s deputies and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources were dispatched to the scene.

Upon arrival, Alger County Rescue 21 deployed its hovercraft at Sand Point and responded to the ice climber with three rescuers and a paramedic. As the hovercraft arrived at the scene, the climber had to be carried approximately 100 yards from the ice formation to the hovercraft.

The climber was transported by hovercraft from the scene back to the ambulance.

The victim then was taken directly to Upper Peninsula Health System-Marquette by Alger County EMS.

Details of the injuries as well as the name of the subject were not released.


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