GREENVILLE (WGME) -- A group of Maine Game Wardens and Passamaquoddy Game Warden trainees rescued a couple and two children who were stranded on the ice of Moosehead Lake Tuesday night.
Wardens say the couple was ice fishing with a five-year-old, two-year-old and a dog when the weather started to get worse.
The 31-year-old Greenville woman decided to take the five-year-old and dog home on her snowmobile, while the 32-year-old Orland man would pick up their equipment and catch up to them with his two-year-old.
The woman's snowmobile broke down before she could get home, and the whiteout conditions prevented the man from finding her on the ice. Both called 911 around 9:15 p.m. for help.
The Maine Advanced Warden School was training in the area and responded to the call.
Two groups of trainees were able to find the stranded couple and get them to shore within 45 minutes.
Everyone was warmed up and given a ride home.