Woman Falls Into Icy Lake Michigan, Has To Be Rescued Before Freezing To Death

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On 1/27/20 at 3:20pm, this young lady was fishing off of docks in Harrison Township. As she attempted to stand up, she lost her footing and slipped off the dock into the freezing water. The young lady’s friend was a dock over and heard her fall; she looked over to see her friend struggling in the icy waters. Her friend was unable to pull her up to the dock and the young lady’s body began to go numb.

Two nearby fishermen heard the women’s cries and came over to help. The two fishermen attempted to pull the woman up onto the dock but struggled as the young lady’s body had become completely numb and she was unable to move. Her friend called for help as the fisherman held on to the young lady keeping her from slipping underwater and surely drowning.

The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office along with the Harrison Fire Department arrived on scene and was able to pull the young lady from the 36-degree water. She was believed to be in the water for approximately 15 minutes.

The young lady is doing better today but wants to remind people to always fish with a partner and make sure you have proper, non-slip, footwear when you walking on any slippery surface. She is forever grateful to her friend and the fisherman that saved her life.

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