MICHIGAN CENTER (WWJ/AP) – Authorities say three snowmobilers have been rescued after they ended up in the icy waters of a lake in southern Michigan.

WILX-TV reports rescuers responded early Wednesday after the men hit open water while riding two snowmobiles across Center Lake near the Jackson County community of Michigan Center.

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The station says the men were able to get to an island in the lake before being reached by a rescue team. They were taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Officials across the state have issued warnings about unstable ice because of rising and falling temperatures this winter. Authorities say no ice should be assumed safe at any time — and ice on any body of water should be at least 5 inches thick in order to walk, skate or fish on it.

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Early this month, a 30-year-old man and his 4-year-old son drowned in an Oakland County Lake after they fell through the ice while fishing.

In late January, six cars fell through the ice on Lake St. Clair.

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