The woman and her two dogs were rescued from an icy lake in Chicago, Illinois, where they had fallen while out for a morning walk. The victim, a 54-year-old woman whose identity has not been disclosed, was walking Lake Shore Drive with her two dogs at around 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
It was reported by ABC 7 Chicago that a woman jumped into Lake Michigan after her two small dogs had fallen in near Edgewater Beach on the Far North Side.
Chicago firefighters and emergency personnel responded to a 911 call after witnesses reported seeing a man with a gun. There was just enough time to save the woman and her dogs. The cold had caused the woman to suffer hypothermia, but she was said to be recovering well. After the incident, she declined emergency medical care.
Two dogs were rescued from the water and taken to a police car, where they were found to be healthy and warm with the help of towels.” The cold had a profound effect on this guy. The best I can do to get them toasty is “a Chicago police officer at the scene said, pointing at the animals. “Not to mention this jerk. However, he has a little more moxie about him.”
It was reported that the woman jumped into the lake after one of her two dogs fell in. In light of the season, authorities urged citizens to exercise caution around frozen bodies of water.
The officer advised ABC 7 Chicago viewers to “stay the furthest away from the edge” when walking their dogs along the lake. “The woman in question experienced precisely that. Time was running out for her. There was no thawing out this dog. We were obligated to return them. Walkways are available. Stay away from the precipice!”
Near Edgewater Beach, A CPD Officer Saves A Woman Who Jumped Into The Water After Her Dogs Drowned
On Tuesday morning, a woman, 54, and her two dogs needed to be rescued from Lake Michigan near Edgewater Beach in the Far North Side. After two small dogs fell on her walk near DuSable Lake Shore Drive and Bryn Mawr Avenue, a woman jumped into the lake.
A Chicago police officer said, “This guy was frozen.” I’m doing what I can to get them nice and toasty. Not to mention this other dude. Yet, he seems to be doing better. It seemed like everybody was doing fine. Unfortunately, the woman had hypothermia.
Two dogs were rescued and placed in the back of a police car. Police officers who responded and rescued them are now warning the public about the peril of going near the water at this time of year.
Keep your distance from the edge of the lake when dog walkers are around. True enough, that’s what sunk in for this lady. Within a minute or less, she was out of there. This dog had been frozen solid. Truthfully, we had no choice. Officer: “Bring them back.” There’s a road you can take. We ask that you not walk to the very end.
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Lach Estimated That The Entire Rescue Operation Took No More Than 15 Minutes
When we took Pepper out of the water and unwrapped him, he “looked like a blooming fur ball.” “The fur was all over the place because it was so drenched,” Lach remarked. A lot of furs, not so much dog. In order to return Pepper to his owner, firefighters wrapped him in a blanket and formed a hand-off chain with police officers across the rocks.
After being rushed, Pepper was treated at Veterinary Emergency Group Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. While Iverson and Branch’s fire gear became frozen solid, the firefighters themselves were unharmed. They said no to an interview, and Pepper’s owner didn’t provide any feedback despite repeated attempts.
According to Lach, his Air & Sea Rescue Unit was called to more than 60 dive-related incidents across “every pond, creek, river, and stream, you name it” between Evanston and Indiana in the past year alone. Five animals have been rescued from the ice in the past three years, according to Lach.
To which Lach replied, “Mostly dogs, a couple of coyotes, and I know of the one deer.” We’re a rarity when we show up to work each day.
According to Lach, rescue divers have mandatory daily training sessions all year long. In January, they began training at 31st Street Harbor for subsurface dives, during which they remain completely submerged under the ice.
Having to dive with the ice is a very risky endeavor for us. In a few minutes, our machinery will be completely frozen over,” Lach warned. People do fall through the ice, though. They’re fooled into thinking that ice is secure.
Staying 20 feet away from the water and opting for the running/walking trail instead of the bike path are two ways to reduce the risk of serious injury or death, as emphasized by Lach. He also mentioned that the fire department receives about eight to ten calls each month about people who are stuck in water or ice.
This time of year, “people are more likely to go after animals in the water,” Lach told the outlet, so authorities must intervene to ensure everyone’s safety.
In these situations, time is of the essence due to the freezing temperatures. Currently, the water temperature is around 40 degrees, and Lach said, “hypothermia will set in about three to five minutes if you are in this kind of water.”