Game Wardens Rescue Hunters Stranded on Ice

Two hunters who got stuck on the ice are safe after Maine Game Wardens used a hovercraft to rescue them.

Officials say 42-year-old Jason Hartley and his 18-year-old nephew, Hunter Cote, were trying to cross the Penobscot River in Millinocket on Saturday in an aluminum boat and towing a canoe. The pair, both from Millinocket, got stuck in ice that was too thin to walk on and too thick to break up with the boat.

Cote made it to shore, but as he tried to pull his uncle to shore in the canoe, the rope broke, sending Hartley down the river, where he got stuck in more ice.

Game Wardens used a hovercraft, which can operate in shallow moving water or ice, to rescue the men.

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