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Woman & dog rescued after falling through ice

Posted: 9:59 AM, Jan 05, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-05 14:59:23Z

A woman and her dog are recovering after falling through a frozen mid-Michigan lake Monday evening.

It happened on the west side of Rose Lake in Clinton County's Bath Township. Police responded to a call of a woman screaming for help just before 6pm and found the woman and her dog had fallen through the ice and were unable to get out.

While attempting to rescue the woman, one of the officers was pulled through the ice and into the water. A second officer was able to pull that officer to safety. A neighbor supplied the officers with a rope to help get the woman out of the water, with the assistance of a DeWitt Township Police officer who showed up to help. Bath Township Fire & Rescue arrived on scene and were able to pull her and the dog the rest of the way to shore. The woman is now recovering in a local hospital and the officers involved in the rescue were treated for minor injuries at the scene.

The rescue involved several local agencies, including Bath Township Police, Bath Township Fire & Rescue, DeWitt Township Police, the Clinton County Sheriff's Office, Mercy Ambulance, Clinton Area Ambulance and East Lansing.