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Published on March 04, 2024
Woman and Pet Dog Rescued After Falling Through Ice in Caseville Township BeachSource: Huron County Sheriff’s Office

A woman's afternoon stroll with her pets took a chilling turn when she and her dog plunged through the ice at Caseville Township's icy beach. The Huron County Sheriff’s Department and the Caseville Fire Department promptly responded to the scene near Bay Drive on Sand Point after a distress call at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Friday, WWJ Newsradio 950 reported.

According to Sheriff Kelly Hanson, the incident began when the dogs, spurred perhaps by the playful whims of nature, pursued a bird onto the questionable ice. It wasn't long before one dog fell through, prompting his owner to try and come quickly to the rescue—only to find herself also submerged in the four-foot-deep water. The ordeal unfolded as stated by a release referenced by WNEM.

The woman managed to extricate herself from the watery trap, yet the dog remained swimming for survival against the cold, liquid grasp. It was the Caseville Fire Department's arrival, with the right gear in tow, which brought the dog safely back to the firmness of land. "The Caseville Fire Department was able to get the dog out of the water after arriving on scene with ice rescue gear," Huron County Sheriff’s Department stated in a piece acquired by

After the rescue, the woman declined any medical attention offered by the Scheurer Ambulance crew. As the community breathes a sigh of relief following the safe return of the woman and her furry companion, authorities remind the public to always regard ice with skepticism, especially amid fluctuating temperatures that may subtly weaken its structure.