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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Monday, February 12, 2007

ICE NOT SAFE

Ice fisherman's body recovered from Saginaw Bay
Associated Press
PINCONNING - Search teams recovered the body of an ice fisherman who apparently drove his snowmobile into open water on Lake Huron's Saginaw Bay.

U.S. Coast Guard recovery crews searched for 10 hours before finding the body of Peter Ries, 53, of Saginaw County's Marion Township, about noon Thursday.

Ries' body was in open water about two miles offshore, Coast Guard Lt. Catherine Mellette told The Saginaw News for a Friday story.

Family members last saw Ries when he left to go ice fishing Wednesday, authorities said. A shoreline resident reported spotting a green flare offshore north of Linwood about 2 a.m. Thursday.

While investigating the flare report, Coast Guard personnel found Ries' truck and empty snowmobile trailer parked at the water's edge near a boat ramp in Pinconning, Mellette said.

The Coast Guard used a medical helicopter from Air Station Detroit and a 20-foot ice boat from its Saginaw River station in Essexville in the search, Mellette said.

Family members last saw Ries when he left to go ice fishing Wednesday, authorities said. A shoreline resident reported spotting a green flare offshore north of Linwood about 2 a.m. Thursday.

While investigating the flare report, Coast Guard personnel found Ries' truck and empty snowmobile trailer parked at the water's edge near a boat ramp in Pinconning, Mellette said.

The Coast Guard used a medical helicopter from Air Station Detroit and a 20-foot ice boat from its Saginaw River station in Essexville in the search, Mellette said.

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