Tuesday morning, a 54-year-old woman and her two dogs had to be rescued from Lake Michigan near Edgewater Beach on the Far North Side.
The woman jumped into the lake near DuSable Lake Shore Drive and Bryn Mawr Avenue around 8 a.m. after her two small dogs fell in while out for a walk. According to the officer who assisted in their rescue, things could have been much worse.
“This guy was paralyzed. I’m doing my best to warm them up. Also, this guy. But he’s a little more robust “According to a Chicago police officer on the scene.
All three were unharmed, though the woman did suffer from hypothermia.
Following their rescue, the two dogs could be seen safely wrapped up inside a police squad car.
The officer who rescued them is now warning the public about the dangers of the water’s edge this time of year.
“Because there is so much ice on the lake, people walking their dogs should stay as far away from the edge as possible. This is precisely what happened to this lady. She only had a minute left. This dog was solidly frozen. We had to return them “said the officer. “There are paths you can take. Don’t go near the edge, please.”