VIDEO: Officer enlists a Michigan man’s dog to help rescue him from an icy lake

By Lucas Henkel

January 24, 2024
@gandernewsroom

A man who fell through the ice on a frozen Michigan lake was rescued after a quick-thinking state police officer used the stranded man’s dog to get rescue equipment to him and pull the man to safety. Michigan State Police say bystanders called 911 Thursday after the 65-year-old Traverse City man fell through ice-covered Arbutus Lake. They praised the actions of Motor Carrier Officer Kammeron Bennetts, whose rescue of the man was captured on the officer’s body camera video. The officer called the man’s dog, Ruby, and attached a rescue disc tethered to a rope to the dog’s collar. When the man called Ruby back to him, the officer was then able to pull him to the lake’s edge across the icy surface in East Bay Township in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. State police said the man was taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment and later released. #michigan #Michigander #michigannews #Michiganlake #traversecity #dogs #pets

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A man who fell through the ice on a frozen Michigan lake was rescued after a quick-thinking state police officer used the stranded man’s dog to get rescue equipment to him and pull the man to safety. Michigan State Police say bystanders called 911 Thursday after the 65-year-old Traverse City man fell through ice-covered Arbutus Lake. They praised the actions of Motor Carrier Officer Kammeron Bennetts, whose rescue of the man was captured on the officer’s body camera video. The officer called the man’s dog, Ruby, and attached a rescue disc tethered to a rope to the dog’s collar. When the man called Ruby back to him, the officer was then able to pull him to the lake’s edge across the icy surface in East Bay Township in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. State police said the man was taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment and later released.

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    Lucas Henkel is a multimedia reporter who strives to inform and inspire local communities. Before joining The 'Gander, Lucas served as a journalist for the Lansing City Pulse.

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