Coast Guard rescues 66 people stranded on ice in Wisconsin

They were stranded on three separate ice chunks that detached from the shore.

The ice broke about a half mile off shore and created a 1,000-foot gap between ice chunks and rough water, first responders told Green Bay ABC affiliate WBAY.

Two helicopters from Air State Traverse City responded to the incident and were able to get everybody off the ice.

The Ephraim Firefighters Association Chief Justin MacDonald shared a strong warning for others on Facebook Thursday.

"No fish is worth getting injured, you also are placing every emergency responder in danger for your actions," said MacDonald.