The OPP have cautioned local residents about heading out on the ice for the past couple of weeks.
But apparently that message hasn't reached the south end of Lake of the Woods.
Early this morning 13 American Anglers had to be rescued from an ice floe near Birch Point on the Manitoba side of the Lake.
Terry McLeod is president of Lake of the Woods Search and Rescue and says they sent their air boat out last night, making five trips from the mainland to the chunk of ice, to rescue the stranded ice anglers.
The anglers went out on ATV's yesterday around noon, but conditions deteriorated as the day went on.
Everyone was safely evacuated from the ice floe by around 3:00 this morning