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The firefighters rescue dog who fell through the ice in the lake

WHITEHALL, Mich. – Three Michigan firefighters used a rope and their minds to the rescue of a 90-pound retriever who fell through the ice about 100 metres from the coast, in a western Michigan lake.

Wearing ice rescue gear and tied to each other, she carefully walked on the White Lake in Muskegon County, Whitehall and pulled the dog to safety.

White Lake Fire Chief Gregory Holman said the dog was not in a position to drag itself from the hole in the ice and was in distress when firefighters reached Wednesday morning.

Holman said his firefighters do their “best save” of a “pet, like a dog.”

The 14-year-old dog was given to an area of shelter and the owner was later located. Shelter owner Lana Carson said the dog, “a sort of wandered off and found ourselves on the ice.”

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