3-16-15 ice rescue-dodge county

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Dodge County Sheriff Central Communications received a 911 call at about 6:05 PM on Sunday, March 15, 2015 from a woman reporting her 56 year old husband had gone into the water.  The man was trying to rescue a family dog that was out on the ice on a private pond.  The incident occurred on CTH Q near Ranch Rd in the Town of Shields, about 4-5 miles from the City of Watertown.  Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office responded along with Watertown Fire and EMS.  A Sheriff Deputy was first to arrive and deployed an ice/water rescue throw-bag which is issued to all deputies.  The man and dog were both rescued and pulled to shore using the throw-bag.   EMS immediately began to treat and transport the man to Watertown Hospital.  His condition is not known at this time, but he appeared to be suffering from symptoms of Hypothermia.  The dog, a Black Labrador Retriever, appeared to be doing fine.  The man had been in the water for about 17 minutes at the time of rescue.   The pond was a private pond with a maximum depth of about 20 feet.  The victims were about 25-30 feet from shore at the time of the rescue.  The people involved were the property owners and were the owners of the dog.

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