Boy rescued after falling through pond ice in Dundee

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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 Commercial Vehicle Officer Joe Schumaker was photographed Tuesday making his way with personal flotation equipment to a 12-year-old boy who ran through the ice of a pond near a Cabela's store in Dundee.

Dundee Commercial Vehicle Officer Joe Schumaker was photographed Tuesday making his way with personal flotation equipment to a 12-year-old boy who ran through the ice of a pond near a Cabela’s store in Dundee.

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.”

Joe Schumaker, a Dundee commercial vehicle officer, was photographed on Tuesday with a 12-year-old boy who ran through the ice of a pond near the Cabela's store in Dundee.  Shoemaker was on his way to the boy when he also fell through the ice.

Joe Schumaker, a Dundee commercial vehicle officer, was photographed on Tuesday with a 12-year-old boy who ran through the ice of a pond near the Cabela’s store in Dundee. Shoemaker was on his way to the boy when he also fell through the ice.

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.

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Rescuers were filmed on Tuesday helping a 12-year-old boy and Dundee Commercial Vehicle Officer Joe Schumaker after the boy ran through the ice of a pond near a Cabela's store in Dundee.  Shoemaker was on his way to the boy when he also fell through the ice.

Rescuers were filmed on Tuesday helping a 12-year-old boy and Dundee Commercial Vehicle Officer Joe Schumaker after the boy ran through the ice of a pond near a Cabela’s store in Dundee. Shoemaker was on his way to the boy when he also fell through the ice.

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.

Emergency vehicles are pictured at the scene of Tuesday's ice rescue in Dundee.

Emergency vehicles are pictured at the scene of Tuesday’s ice rescue in Dundee.

– Contact reporter David Panian at dpanian@lenconnect.com or follow him on X, formerly Twitter: @lenawepanian.

This article originally appeared on the Daily Telegram: Boy rescued after falling through ice in Dundee

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