I was sitting in my living room overlooking Little Sturgeon facing NE overlooking Claflin Point a little after 7pm Saturday night. There were UTVs coming in a line around Henderson's when they all stopped at Claflin. Using binoculars I could see their headlights in the open water. Then they all slowly disappeared but not because they were driving away. I called 911. EMS, Sheriff, DNR, and Coast Guard all became involved. Officer stopped to visit me to get more information. When he left, I walked back inside and my wife told me she watched another set of headlights disappear in the same spot.
Coast guard in Milwaukee called me to also get more info. Told him to call me back when it was over and he did. When he called back he said 2 sons were pulled from the water as dad was already on shore. I think this was the second instance which my wife saw. Was very relieved to hear the family was ok. They said I was the only caller they had for this incident
There was no evidence of the first incident that I witnessed. So if anyone has any information I would like to know that everyone is ok.
We walked out to fish Riley's Point Sunday. 17-20" of ice. HOWEVER! The first 12" were honeycomb and the remaining bottom ice was saturated with water. Fishing was slow for the first time all season.
Please Be Careful!