Warning issued after trio goes through ice

KIPLING – Fishermen and others venturing out on ice-covered bodies of water are reminded to do so with extreme caution in light of three people falling through the ice near Kipling on Saturday, police said.

Two adult males and a male juvenile were assisted off the ice by a citizen with a four-wheeler after the trio went through the ice near the public access site at the mouth of the Days River, according to the Delta County Sheriff’s Department. The emergency was reported to 9-1-1 about 7 p.m.

A Michigan State Police trooper was the first to arrive at the scene where a truck with its lights on was being used to guide the group to the shore, Sheriff Gary Ballweg said this morning. A police report did not indicate why the three were out on the ice.

Falling through the ice were Scott Aho, 42, Leo Aho, age unknown, and Kyler Aho, 13. All three are from Alger County, Ballweg said.

Leo and Kyler Aho were treated at the scene by Rampart Emergency Medical Services personnel. Scott Aho sought his own treatment, according to the police report.

Other agencies responding to the emergency included the Delta County Search and Rescue Team and the Ensign Fire Department, which are both equipped with ice rescue gear, Ballweg said. Gladstone Public Safety also responded to the scene with its rescue hovercraft.

Ballweg urges people to use extreme caution when on the ice, which has become unstable due to recent warm temperatures.