Dog rescued from icy Detroit River

DETROIT — Crews conducted a daring water rescue Monday to save a dog that swam to an island across the icy Detroit River.

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Detroit Animal Care and Control officers were trying to reach the dog in Belle Isle State Park when it swam across the frigid river to a nearby island, MLive reported.

Animal control officers called Michigan Humane Animal Search and Rescue, which has the only team trained to perform water rescues in the area, WXYZ reported.

A dog that found its way onto the icy Detroit River, and then on a small island at Belle Isle state park was rescued...

Posted by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 on Monday, January 4, 2021

The team set up flotation devices and other rescue equipment but the dog went back over the ice to dry land where rescuers were able to catch it, MLive reported.

The dog was taken to the Michigan Humane Mackey Center for Animal Care for treatment of possible hypothermia.


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