Boy rescued after falling through pond ice in Dundee
Dundee — An alert delivery driver, first responders and two other men helped rescue a 12-year-old Dundee boy who fell through the ice of a pond Tuesday morning.
Jonathan Garza of Clinton Township, a truck driver for Hungry Howie’s, was making deliveries to the store at 102 Cabela Blvd. East in Dundee when he heard the boy screaming for help and called 911. The boy had just fallen through the ice of the pond next to the Cabela’s store.
“He was in the right place at the right time.” A A Facebook post from the Dundee Police Department He said.
Dundee police and firefighters were dispatched at 8:44 a.m. to the pond. Emergency crews began arriving within three minutes and noticed the boy in the middle of the pool, struggling to stay afloat in the 20-foot-deep water.
“Dundee Commercial Vehicle Officer Joe Shoemaker grabbed personal flotation equipment and began making his way to the victim,” the post read. “While doing so, Officer Shoemaker also fell through the ice but continued to wade out to complete the rescue.”
two men, Paxton Barnes and Garrett Disbrow of Dundee; Dundee Officer Chrissie Hicks; He and Deputy Jeremy Listock of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office worked to assist the boy and Schumaker while Dundee firefighters assisted with a line from the shore to help return them safely to the ground, the post said. Once the victim was out of the water, he was treated by EMS personnel at the scene before being transported to ProMedica Toledo Hospital for additional treatment. Shoemaker was treated at the scene and returned to duty.
Dundee Police were assisted by the Dundee Fire Department, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police and Monroe Community Ambulance.
Dundee Police remind everyone that temperature changes can quickly affect the thickness and stability of the ice, and to always be careful and take others with you when out on the ice.
The incident was investigated by Dundee Officer Hicks and Sgt. Frank Cirillo.
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This article originally appeared on the Daily Telegram: Boy rescued after falling through ice in Dundee