A rescue effort was underway late Tuesday morning on the bay of Green Bay, after about a dozen ice fishermen found themselves on a block of ice that separated from shore.

Brown and Kewaunee county crews launched from Red River Park and Volk’s Landing in the town of Scott. A rescue boat reportedly arrived around 11 a.m.

The temperature just before noon was about 37 degrees in the Dyckesville area, with a high of 39 in the forecast. In addition, the National Weather Service issued a small craft advisory from noon until midnight because of southwest winds expected at 15-25 knots generating waves of 2-4 feet. 

Photo: Fire and rescue crews amassed at Red River Park north of Dyckesville Tuesday (Dec. 18) after ice fishermen became stranded on the bay of Green Bay. Photo by C.J. Townsend