Woman, 20, rescued from icy waters in River Falls

  • Source: Hudson Star-Observer
  • Published: 03/09/2018 01:45 AM

VIDEO: A woman was rescued from icy waters Thursday after falling into Lake George in River Falls. The woman, a 20-year-old UW-River Falls student, was attempting to save her dog at the time. River Falls Police Chief Gordie Young said the woman had initially called to report the dog was stranded on the ice before she went out to retrieve it and found herself in a similar predicament. Officer Beth Posel reported finding the woman about 60 feet from shore, where she walked across the mucky bottom until the final 15 feet. There, Young said the officer used a rope to pull her across the ice to safety. She could be seen raising herself up on the riverbanks under her own power; she was immediately loaded into an ambulance.


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