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Man and His Dog Fall Through Ice into Cold Water

A man and his dog fall through the ice into the cold water, as people nearby take to the ice to rescue him. Now, officials are cautioning people about venturing out onto the ice.
January 9, 2014


A man and his dog fall through the ice into the cold water, as people nearby take to the ice to rescue him. Now, officials are cautioning people about venturing out onto the ice.

A close call this morning, as a man heads out to do some ice fishing, and he and his dog fall into the icy water. Multiple crews including a water rescue team, responded to a report of a man in the water near the end of East Avenue. According to Lt. Richard Clark with the Erie Fire Department’s Engine Co 8, the 50-year-old man and his dog ventured out onto the ice to go fishing, when the ice gave way, causing the man and his dog to fall into the water. Two Port Authority workers saw the man and went out on the ice to help. The men tell us by the time they reached him, he had climbed out of the water on his own. They helped the man pull his dog out of the water and get to land. The man was already out of the water when rescue crews arrived, and he and his dog were okay. The man was checked out by Emergycare on scene, but refused additional treatment. Firefighters are cautioning people who plan on being out on the ice.
Lt Clark says some of the creeks going into the bay are warmer, so the ice is thinner there. He says if you're going out alone, tell someone where you'll be.

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