U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Buffalo Station observed three subjects, on what appeared to be a stranded jet ski, stuck in the ice near the southern portion of Beaver Island State Park, on March 13th.
Two of the individuals were able to walk across the ice and successfully reach the U.S. shoreline on Grand Island.
The third individual was rescued and brought to shore by the Grand Island Fire Department using ropes and a small inflatable rescue craft while U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) provided air support.
All of the individuals were evaluated by paramedics on scene and subsequently taken into custody.
They were then transported to the Buffalo Border Patrol Station for further processing, and the case as been referred to the U.S. Attorney’s office.
(Learn More. See how the CBP Air and Marine’s operations and equipment are used to secure the maritime borders of the United States. CBP Air and Marine is a little known division of the US Customs and Border Patrol agency. It is America’s third largest naval force after the Navy and Coast Guard. Courtesy of The Federal File and YouTube.)